Experiential Producer

Future of StoryTelling (FoST)—a passionate community of people from the worlds of media, technology, and communications who are exploring how storytelling is evolving in the digital age—is looking for a seasoned experiential producer to supervise and coordinate various aspects of event and production planning for their virtual and in-person events throughout the year. Specifically, he or she will be responsible for managing the FoST Explorers Club—our 200-person, invitation-only, eight-month series of virtual and in-person interactive tours, speaker sessions, and socials—as well as other ongoing storytelling courses, Tech Tastings®, and client events. The ability to think creatively about new kinds of event formats and contribute ideas to creative experience design is encouraged. Meticulous organizational skills as well as confidence in negotiating and an instinct for competitive pricing are essential. The Experiential Producer will also work closely with FoST’s curatorial team to help research and program speakers, workshops, performances, and immersive experiences, and to deliver the unique attendee experience and meticulous attention to detail that FoST is known for.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5–10 years of experience producing live and virtual events, festivals, immersive experiences, and/or conferences.
  • Leadership skills and ability to manage teams of 25–30 people.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Quick decision-making instincts and the ability to work and thrive under pressure.
  • Flexible attitude, with the ability to multi-task and wear multiple hats.
  • Meticulous organizational skills and passion for digital organizational tools.
  • Self-motivated with impeccable time management skills.
  • Ability to negotiate pricing, secure licenses, and execute contracts and agreements.
  • Strong communicator with the ability to liaise between technical crews and creative teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and exceptional ability in providing friendly and professional support to clients and members.
  • Understanding of relevant safety laws and procedures, including COVID protocols.
  • Ability to prepare production schedule, set clear milestones and deliverables, and effectively delegate to team members.
  • An instinct for thinking “big picture” while simultaneously maintaining a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Willingness to contribute to creative brainstorms and content discussions.
  • Expertise with new media and technologies, and a knack for technical troubleshooting for exhibition production.
  • Managing schedules, deadlines, and staffing.
  • Strong instincts about what would be insightful, informative, and/or inspirational to FoST’s members, attendees, and online readers.
  • Ability to identify up-and-coming and undiscovered talent and projects that are aligned with FoST’s curatorial focus—those leading the way in AR, AI, VR, wearables, IoT, new interfaces, and beyond.
  • Connections to artists in the immersive experience spaces is a definite plus.

If your interest is piqued, please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you think this job is a good fit for you to greatstories@melcher.com. No phone calls please.

Interns (Editorial & Design)

Melcher Media and the Future of StoryTelling (FoST) are looking for bright, talented, and enthusiastic interns who want to learn about the publishing industry, creative storytelling, and the future of digital media. This paid, temporary internship (3–12 months) provides an opportunity to work on the cutting edge of multiplatform storytelling with leading global brands. The experience is primarily designed to expose successful candidates to all facets of both companies, providing the opportunity to explore an editorial or design track (or both!), event production, social media, business development, and more, in an effort to acquire and hone new skills while deciding on the direction of your career. Interns will be exposed to some or all of the following:

  • Working with editors and producers to provide general editorial support on the book, video, website, podcast, and other multimedia projects;
  • working with producers to assist with social media outreach and strategy;
  • working with editors and producers to design apps, books, and other print collateral, information graphics, and websites;
  • working with producers to research and help organize the FoST’s digital programming and events;
  • working with senior staff to brainstorm and pitch new business opportunities;
  • and working directly with senior staff members to provide general administrative assistance.

Requirements:

  • An interest in digital and social media, storytelling, the editorial process, art, photography, and graphic design;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; a strong work ethic and the desire to learn;
  • and strong familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro.

Knowledge of HTML is a definite plus. We are also open to considering an editorial assistant and/or a junior graphic designer positions for applicants who have 1-3 years’ prior experience. New York City applicants preferred, although open to candidates working remotely from home for the first 3-6 months.

Send résumé and cover letter to info@melcher.com. Strong communication skills are essential for this internship. Please make sure your cover letter expresses clearly why you are interested in interning with us.