Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with current enrollment of 1400 students in grades N-12, and a faculty and staff of 375+. The original Old Church Road campus is home to grades N-8. The new High School (9-12,) established in 2019, is located less than two miles away on the Stanwich Road campus. Founded in 1926, GCDS is a school where innovative teaching is encouraged as teachers model and foster a love of learning, challenge and inspire children toward academic excellence, and cultivate students’ interests and talents outside of the classroom. We value purposeful and personal learning in a joyful environment, with emphasis on the development of character, creativity, and a sense of personal value along with strong academic skills. GCDS is committed to graduating ethical, confident leaders who possess a strong sense of purpose.
GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits, including a robust professional development program and reimbursement for graduate school tuition. GCDS offers a substantial need-based financial aid program to support students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds.
Diversity is a core value at GCDS, and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. GCDS is pleased to offer transportation support and accommodations, as needed, along with an introduction to the local area, for those candidates who travel from outside of the region for on-campus employment interviews.
Greenwich Country Day School seeks a Visual Storyteller/Sports Information Manager to start July 2022. Reporting to the Communications Director, this individual will be responsible for the creation of visual and written stories documenting primarily the GCDS Athletics and Arts programs for distribution to internal and external audiences. The ideal candidate will be an experienced communications professional who is a talented videographer/photographer and possesses superior writing and organizational skills, the ability to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently, and an enthusiastic attitude to engage with all members of the school community.
Support the Communications Team in the planning, development, and execution of all GCDS Communications projects
Engage with school community to create compelling and timely visual content for internal and external audiences in a variety of communication platforms
Provide video and photographic coverage of sports, performing and visual arts, and other events as needed for use in a variety of print and digital media, including GCDS yearbook
Produce “Headlines” social media reel and story, sports awards, and other videos annually to align with planned storylines in support of the GCDS athletics and arts programs; as well as showcase videos for prospective students
Provide videography/photography support for other programs and storylines as needed.
Manage visual projects through production process from point of request through completion, including interviews, script development, editing, and distribution
Attend regular Athletics Leadership meetings and Communications status meetings, working closely and productively with all members of the staff to understand timing of all projects and ensure cohesive messaging
Responsibilities in managing visual and performing arts information, in addition to photography/videography include:
Social Media - manage and produce content for GCDS Arts account
Responsibilities in managing sports information, in addition to photography/videography include:
Support the Athletic Director on all community communication regarding the N-12 curriculum and other written materials (e.g. coaches handbook, articles, press releases, seasonal wrap-ups/newsletter, athlete spotlights, etc.)
Press Relations - Act as liaison between media outlets and the athletics program; contact local papers and news outlets for daily game updates
Athletics Pages of GCDS Website - maintain and update GCDS website athletic pages, including sports medicine; update the contest calendar and scores
Social Media - manage and produce content for GCDS Athletic account and weekly content for GCDS social media accounts; follow oversee related SM accounts, follow other FAA and NEPSAC social media and news
Contest/Event Promotion - generate spectator awareness and participation in events and contest through a variety of communication channels and strategies
Advertising - create advertisements for GCDS sponsored sports camps
Technology - Oversee all live streaming aspects of contests; organize tech needs for showcases and presentations
Attend school events to develop content and understand culture of school
Other duties and projects as assigned
A bachelor’s degree in Communications, Film Production, Digital Journalism, or related
5+ years of meaningful experience in a visual communications role
Ability to think strategically about the school’s communications needs
High level of creativity and skill in both videography and photography; portfolio will be requested
Advanced ability with a wide array of video technology, video/photography editing programs such as Adobe and Creative Cloud, and other visual applications and programs
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; writing samples will be requested
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to connect with all members of the community
Competence with technology and ability to work with technology, including Google docs, Microsoft Office suite, database, content, and digital asset management systems, and social media platforms
Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects in production
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage a large library of digital visual content and graphic assets
Ability to adhere to deadlines and clearly communicate project status and needs
Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy in all aspects of work
Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and the integrity of all aspects of information disseminated within or external to the school community
Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as needed
Commitment to being part of a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community
A growth mindset and the desire to continually learn
Interested candidates are invited to use the link provided to submit a cover letter and resume to:
Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with current enrollment of 1375 students in grades N-12, and a faculty and staff of over 350. The original Old Church Road campus is home to grades N-8. The new High School campus (9-12,) established in 2019, is located less than two miles away on Stanwich Road. Founded in 1926, GCDS is a school where innovative teaching is encouraged as teachers model and foster a love of learning, challenge and inspire children toward academic excellence, and cultivate students’ interests and talents outside of the classroom. We value purposeful and personal learning in a joyful environment, with emphasis on the development of character, creativity, and a sense of personal value along with strong academic skills. GCDS is committed to graduating ethical, confident leaders who possess a strong sense of purpose.