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Media Coordinator

Since we started, NSP has come a long way. We figured out what it takes to reach students for Christ (other students sharing the gospel), how to make that happen (college students coaching high school students), and where we’re going (across California, Illinois, and other states ‘til every student has heard). And we’ve even figured out how to make it look pretty good, too. Now it’s your turn to pick up the torch to make us look even better.

The visual appearance of this mission goes hand in hand with the verbal declaration and invitation to get involved in this organization. Praising God for what He’s done, and inviting others to get involved takes both words and images. We’re inviting you to come help us with the second half of that equation: to show (not just tell) the stories of what God’s doing, and keep the mission looking sharp. If that sounds fun, keep reading.

About the National School Project
The National School Project is a rapidly growing ministry working to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to every high school in California, Illinois, and the nation. Our tagline – ’til every student has heard – is wide open and huge, and that’s how we operate. For the past 14 years, our team has been learning how to equip high school students as the leaders of a movement to reach the next generation for Christ, and we’ve seen amazing success. All glory to God, it’s been a wild ride and a thrilling place to work. Over the last few years, we started teams at 4 colleges and universities in Chicago, IL. Now, in addition to our home base in Southern California, we’re expanding through central California and the Midwest. In the coming years, we’ll be opening teams in several new states to coach students at hundreds of high schools to share the good news of Jesus Christ with their friends. Our growth is fueled by staff that love the gospel and are willing to trust God to raise the support to fund their positions (see more on that below). 

About NSP Marketing
In the NSP Marketing department, we have a mission to tell these stories in a way that gives God glory and motivates His people to praise Him and join the mission. We take this mission seriously, and we aspire to become the premiere communicator of stories of life change and transformation in American youth ministry.

We’ve got amazing stories to tell, but we need help telling them. That’s where you come in.

About the Job
NSP’s Media Coordinator will drive forward powerful media communication to build up our team and encourage thousands of community partners and supporters with stories of what God is doing to reach His lost sons and daughters at public schools. The coordinator position will help generate fresh films, engaging photos, and constantly innovate new ways to clearly present to the world the opportunities for student-led, church-supported campus awakening to the love of Christ, and the stories about how it’s already happening. 

Some specific things this job includes:

  • Ensure media capture of all major events and marketing campaigns on both video and photos, creating and following parameters and shot lists. This is a crucial piece of the storytelling process as we seek to become the premiere communicator of stories of life change and transformation.
  • Edit all captured media for various end goals (testimonies, teasers, event albums, etc.) by given deadlines with maximal attention to producing quality finished products that will strategically engage our audience. Content is only as powerful as the medium through which it is delivered. Identifying the proper medium and presenting stories in an engaging way for a diverse audience is a central responsibility of the media coordinator.
  • Carefully archive all media projects including raw materials, supplementary graphics / audio files, editable project files, and finished projects. It is important to ensure continued longevity of media projects and to allow them to be revisited years later as the ministry continues to grow and expand. In this way, old projects become continually implemented as a foundation for future work.
  • Setup and oversee live event broadcasts balancing community accessibility while protecting the privacy of event attendees. Giving our supporters access to real-time events are a powerful way to connect with our audience, but this access needs to be carefully balanced with the privacy of students, educators, and community partners.
  • Develop practical strategies and methods to train campus ministry team members in quality media capture. As the frontline of the ministry, the campus ministry team spends countless hours on the field. They have direct access to stories as they happen and need to be trained to document key moments when the marketing team is not present.

As a coordinator, you’ll report to the Marketing Director and work collaboratively within the Marketing Team. You’ll also have the opportunity to recruit and lead volunteers and/or interns helping with projects. And sometimes (or often) you’ll bring in free-lance experts for filming, video editing, or, photography. The idea of working with a loose team of interns, volunteers, and free-lancers should sound fun and energizing to you. And it would be great if you already have some experience working on teams like this.

About You           Hey, future Media Coordinator, let me tell you about yourself!

  • If you’re the right fit for this job, you love stories. You like hearing and capturing stories of people, and also dramatic narratives of answered prayers. When it comes to design, you find ways to make numeric facts come alive as stories.
  •  You are creative, obviously. Your style is current and modern, without being either too edgy or too stuffy.
  • You fit with NSP because you love our mission and vision and can’t stand it that more people don’t know about this cause. (Which is why you want to make our visual presence so much more impactful).
  • As a clear communicator, you sometimes always obsess about finding the right word, the perfect angle, or the exact lighting to capture and convey the message through words and images. 
  • As a good team player, you daily put into practice humility, compassion, and all that stuff entailed in loving others as Christ loves you.
  • Naturally, you have a high degree of professionalism. You are conscientious, direct, responsible, and able to hit deadlines like an Olympic archer.
  • You’re highly organized. You can keep your design drafts in order and the file structure on your laptop is a thing of beauty.
  • Camera skills: you’re comfy with a camera, both still and video, ranging from action shots, crowd shots, and getting up close and personal without being aggressive or creepy.
  • Editing Skills: fluent in Adobe Creative Suite, naturally, friendly with Google Docs, and familiarity with Red Giant software would be a plus.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in film, design, or communication preferred, but if you have the chops we can work with anyone.

In addition, you have the qualities we look for in every NSP staff member:

  • You are an Evangelical Christian who loves the gospel and evangelism
  • You’re a wise and mature believer who knows the Word and does what it says
  • You’re a quick learner in all areas, and eager to learn
  • You have high moral integrity, emotional health, social awareness and spiritual maturity
  • You work with enthusiasm and excellence
  • You are a strong planner and clear written communicator
  • You possess high initiative and constantly seek self-improvement

Support Raising

All NSP staff raise personal support, and we think that’s a really good thing. Just like missionaries about to be sent across the world, your first assignment on NSP staff will be to personally contact churches, friends, and family, and gather a team of monthly financial supporters to invest in the ministry God is leading you into. We’ll give you tons of training, encouragement, and ongoing coaching. If you like everything else and feel like this could be a good fit for you, do not let support raising stop you; let’s talk first.

The big question: Is this the mission field for you?

You may have a lot of questions. This may be unlike most jobs you've considered. That's OK. The most important question - the one you should pray about, and the one that we'll be asking - is whether or not you can get excited and remain deeply motivated to reach this generation of students for Christ. Without the gospel, 3.3 million students are graduating high school every year, lost and without hope in the world. We want to fix that. Is this your mission field?

If you don't know for sure, that's OK. Get started with the process and let's talk. Just fill out the short form, and we'll be in touch.

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