Apply to join the Meerkat Media COOP through 1/13!

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For more information on this listing go to the Meerkat Media Application.

What is Meerkat?

The Meerkat Media Coop is a close-knit team of six filmmakers who collectively own and operate a small video production company based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. They are one part of the Meerkat Media Collective, which also includes a Residency program for independent filmmakers (separate from the Coop). The Coop produces a wide range of media, including documentary features and commissioned short films for publishers, universities, news magazines and non-profits. Our work emphasizes narrative storytelling, visual craft, and a dedication to the highest production value. Check out samples of our work here.

What Are They Looking For

Over the next few months, Meerkat Media is hoping to invite two new filmmakers to join our team. They’re looking for folks with strong technical skills (ideally, a specialization in shooting and/or editing), as well as experience and interest in producing and directing.

Ideal candidates will have 5+ years experience in their primary technical role and feel comfortable working professionally in their secondary role. They will be interested in working with a wide range of clients from diverse communities, many of whom are in alignment with social justice causes, and will be comfortable taking on a wide variety of creative, logistical and administrative tasks on any given project. Design skills and Spanish language skills are also a plus.

Most importantly, they will have an interest in owning and running a cooperative business, and will have the excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills that are necessary for this kind of work.

How to Apply

If interested, please send your CV, cover letter, and multiple work samples, with brief notes explaining your role on each project, to production@meerkatmedia.org by January 13, 2017. People of color, queer, trans and gender-nonconforming people, people from poor and working class backgrounds, and women are encouraged to apply.