As a member of SFJAZZ's team, the Digital Projects Manager will maintain and administer the digital media plan for SFJAZZ’s content distribution and membership products. This includes responsibility for the entire product lifecycle: Projects include long-form on demand streaming video, radio shows, short form direct to download videos, “Music Minus 1” application, and others to be determined. Additionally this position will oversee production of “teaser” videos to be published on the SFJAZZ YouTube page and other social media platforms in order to drive traffic to our digital products. The right candidate is a jazz lover who will embrace the SFJAZZ vision and mission, and have an entrepreneurial view of SFJAZZ’s digital assets and platforms in order to keep them relevant and robust in the marketplace.
SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is a beautiful and perfect stage for jazz artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of jazz. The $64 million Center launched in 2013 and the 34-year-old non-profit organization now crafts distinguished programming and education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Manage the process for defining the products, strategy, and roadmap for a long-term, insightful digital media program including short and medium term goals.
Deliver Product and Marketing Requirements documents with prioritized paths and corresponding justifications.
Coordinate the digital media output between Artistic, Marketing, and Development departments.
Oversee the creation of short and long form videos for the digital platform in conjunction with Production and coordinating outside labor for production as needed.
Produce a radio show and video content.
Ensure communication flows efficiently and effectively between departments; goals are clear and stakeholders are looped in as needed; and own the process of executing our digital products. Work with SFJAZZ’s marketing department to maximize traffic on SFJAZZ social media and digital platforms, including “trailers” for SFJAZZ’s YouTube Channel. Keep track of key details and ensure everyone knows where the project stands.
Work with external third parties to provide technology oversight to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities.
Manage and organize SFJAZZ’s archive of audio/video recordings.
Maintains technical knowledge to offer insights, advice and direction to third party engineers and SFJAZZ staff.
Create and develop with our Development team a digital membership program.
Launch new digital distribution program in accordance to current program
Bring new ideas to the table that will help SFJAZZ’s digital initiatives become sustainable and reach a wider audience.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
Evening work is often required.
Job Title: Digital Projects Manager
Reports To: Executive Artistic Director / Artistic Programming Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to a diverse and harmonious workplace.
To be considered for this position, submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with Digital Projects Manager in the Subject line. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
A minimum of 4 years experience
Demonstrated success of bringing products to launch (media experience a plus)
Built and delivered a product from scratch, ideally without a pre-existing infrastructure
Delivered content experiences over multiple technologies and platforms
Great written and oral communication skills
Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
Ability to identify and define core requirements
A keen understanding of analytics and the ability to identify key metrics to measure projects
A user-centric approach to product
In addition to presenting the SFJAZZ annual season, the San Francisco Jazz Festival and SFJAZZ Summer Sessions, SFJAZZ supports a vibrant local music scene with Hotplate events and their free summer concerts at Stanford Shopping Center and Levi’s Plaza, and nurtures aspiring musicians with diverse education programs and performing ensembles.
In January 2013, SFJAZZ took the most audacious step in its evolution, opening the 36,000-square-foot, $64 million SFJAZZ Center on the corner of Fell and Franklin streets in the heart of San Francisco’s cultural corridor.
The first stand-alone structure in the country built specifically for jazz, the SFJAZZ Center was designed by award-winning San Francisco architect Mark Cavagnero, who worked with acoustician Sam Berkow and theater designer Len Auerbach to create a main performance space with the acoustic quality of a great concert hall and the relaxed intimacy of a jazz club. That’s the Robert N. Miner Auditorium, a flexible, scalable venue that seats up to 700 people in close proximity to the musicians with superb sightlines and pristine acoustics tailored for jazz performance.
The 100-seat Joe Henderson Lab is the SFJAZZ Center’s ...street-level performance and rehearsal space, named for the late, great saxophonist and San Francisco resident, which also serves as the nerve center for the organization’s education department. Students of all ages use the Joe Henderson Lab as well as the practice rooms and cutting edge digital lab for workshops, rehearsals, master classes and private instruction. “We wanted to create a community gathering place around jazz,” Kline says, “a place where jazz can do what it’s always done—grow and change. Now there’s a permanent place in San Francisco where it can flourish.”
All SFJAZZ programs reflect a spirit of artistic exploration, embracing the full breadth of jazz and its related music; emphasize thematic programming, with tributes to jazz masters and celebrations of particular musical instruments, trends or styles; and strive to instill enthusiasm for jazz among a wider audience.