Grace Chapel Sr. Producer/Director - Digital Ministry in Lexington, Massachusetts
About the Role
We are looking for an organized, technically savvy, creative individual to lead and oversee our Digital Ministry Production Team. Our vision is to reach, disciple and mobilize more people than ever through a state-of-the-art Digital Ministry and this role is key in helping lead and execute those efforts.
In this role you will lead a dedicated team of individuals committed to delivering engaging, creative, and God-honoring digital worship experiences that proclaim the message of the Gospel . You should have experience producing video content, executing video shoots, directing on camera presenters/talent, and post-production editing.
This a full-time, exempt role reporting directly to the Pastor of Digital Ministry. The position will include evenings, nights and weekends as needed.
Meet Grace Chapel
Grace Chapel is a non-denominational, multicultural church that welcomes everyone, no matter your faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. Our mission is simple ? discovering life with God for the good of the world. We are fully committed and passionate about helping people find and follow Jesus. We believe that life with God doesn?t just make our lives better; it makes us better for the world around us.
We?ve been around for quite a while ? since 1948 in fact, when four families in Lexington, Massachusetts met weekly in a home for a time of worship, Bible study, and prayer. These families had a heart and vision for reaching and serving people in the growing suburbs of Boston. Incorporating in 1956, we?ve since grown from a few dozen people in a rented space to 4,000 people coming together for Sunday services and midweek, in-person programs across five campuses (Lexington, Wilmington, Watertown, East Lexington, and Foxboro, MA) and now an online campus. Our worship services are casual, innovative, contemporary, and upbeat and we offer great Sunday morning programs for kids and teens at all our locations. Learn more about Grace and our mission, vision and values on our website at www.grace.org .
The Role Will
In this role you will be responsible for leading the Production Team. Working collaboratively as a member of the Digital Ministry Team, with oversight by the Pastor of Digital Ministry, you will creatively plan, execute, and produce content that meets the strategic goals of our Digital Ministry.
Storytelling: You are passionate about telling God?s story in creative ways that reach a digital audience. You will be producing content ranging from our weekly services, to content for marketing and outreach, training materials and special projects.
Directing, Filming and Editing : You will supervise and provide hands-on execution of videography, photography, and post-production processes, including but not limited to setting up multi-camera shoots both live and EFP.
Operational Oversight : You will lead and manage the production team, inclusive of videographers, editors and designers that are both staff and contracted freelancers. This includes oversight of pre, post and on-site production processes. It also includes ensuring all equipment, crews, and production setups are ready for the arrival of talent; oversight of post-production editing, including hands-on work; and final deliverables for video projects.
Supervise and Coach : As the team leader you are responsible for the growth and execution of your team. You will coach, mentor, and communicate up, lateral and down in planning productions, during and after shoots, and will help organize/lead postmortems on how to make improvements. This includes taking and giving constructive feedback and coaching to staff and volunteers. This also includes planning and leading regular training on videography, editing and production planning.
What You Bring
Leader and Influencer : You must have a proactive work ethic including a self-motivated drive for leadership, quality, and creativity. You will be expected to demonstrate leadership, initiative, organization, problem-solving skills, and teamwork. As a leader, you are also able to lead others in change management.
Subject Matter Expert : As the subject matter expert in producing, directing, and editing video projects, you will use your expertise to enhance our digital assets and overall effectiveness of the production team.
Technology Savvy : You will have strong proficiency and best-of-class experience with digital video cameras (DSLRs), audio recorder (zoom), computer editing on Premiere Pro, live switching/directing, EFP/studio lighting, and using a wide range of microphones. Significant experience setting up timecode, genlock/ext sync, and blackburst on multi-camera shoots is required. You will have strong technical knowledge of audio-video processes, EFP shoot workflows and process improvements. High proficiency with computer editing, Adobe Premiere Pro experience is required, along with strong Photoshop skills and experience in After Effects.
Passionate About Excellence : You have excellent project management skills, enjoy logistical planning, and can multi-task several projects concurrently. Flexibility to adapt to unforeseen circumstances and a strong commitment to meeting deadlines is required.
Project Management : You will be planning systems, processes, and production shoots with the Pastor of Digital Ministry and church staff and must have exce llent computer literacy, both Mac and PC-based, project management software experience, and experience with Microsoft Office, G Suite, and Google Doc.
Education & Experience
You must have a bachelor?s degree in a related field and 5+ years of experience leading and executing multi-camera DSLR video shoots, sound, lighting and editing plus live producing/directing.
A growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Energetic and enthusiastic with a strong desire to be part of a local church ministry team.
A general understanding of Christian biblical beliefs, teachings and the Bible.
Energized by people, relationships, and processes.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Able to organize, pay close attention to details, and work effectively as part of a team.
Proactive, flexible, and able to adapt to last-minute developments typical of church ministry.
A demonstrated ability and willingness to take direction with a can-do and cheerful continence.
Thrives in a fast-paced environment.
What We Offer
Salaries at Grace Chapel are competitive for churches in this area. In addition, our benefit plans reflect our commitment to the health and welfare of our staff members and their families and are an important component of our compensation package. We offer generous health and dental insurance plans, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, three weeks of paid vacation per calendar year, nine paid holidays per year, ten paid sick days per year, and a generous retirement program.
These benefits are just the start. We also offer opportunities to learn and grow professionally, a fun work environment, a community that fosters inclusivity and diversity, and a team of co-workers who are committed and passionate about helping people find and follow Jesus.