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Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Mesa, AZ
The Filmmaker at Life Teen is passionate about creating high quality videos that share the Gospel both implicitly and explicitly. The person who will thrive in this role is a creative that enjoys the details of shooting on set as well as in an edit and can deliver a remarkable product while meeting deadlines. The position reports to the Director of Video Support and is part of the Video Support team.
The Video Support team part of the Parish Services division of Life Teen, which is made up of a group of disciples that are passionate about leading teens closer to Christ through written and digital resources and the empowerment of parishes. We recognize that this comes with great affirmation but also great spiritual attack, criticism, and sometimes frustration with a healthy dose of writer’s block. We support each other in prayer through our victories and help each other when we fall. We strive for the best because the Gospel deserves it.
Our purpose is to lead teenagers closer to Christ. We live that purpose every day through a culture that is authentic, affirming, faithful to our primary vocation, joyful, charitable, centered in a Eucharistic-spirituality, and filled with a spirit of evangelization.
The individual that is going to succeed as our Filmmaker is creative, collaborative, and joyful. This person has an ability to receive instructions and feedback in order to meet quality standards for the movement of Life Teen. He or she is able to take the lead on projects with the support of a leadership team that cares about the final product but doesn’t want to micromanage creativity.
This position isn’t for everyone, but if you think it might be for you then read on:
How you will make an impact at Life Teen:
These are the skills you need to get the job:
Who You’ll Work With:
Ryan O’Connell is Life Teen’s Director of Video Support and an award-winning filmmaker experienced in producing narrative, documentary, and educational films. With a soft spot for comedy and magical realism, Ryan loves to use the power of storytelling to break through cultural barriers and relay timeless truths about the human condition and our relationship with God. He has experienced working post-production in Hollywood and as a college production and screenwriting instructor. He also enjoys occasionally acting in Phoenix television and commercial productions.
Leah Murphy is Life Teen’s Director of Digital Evangelization with a background in video and a passion for that wild place where faith and culture meet, she thrives on creating compelling digital content that facilitates connection among passionate Catholic teens in the digital space. In her role, she aims to find the most effective ways to bring Jesus and His Gospel to the digital continent and is excited to invite you into that mission.
Joel Stepanek is Life Teen’s Vice President of Parish Services. He is passionate about creating innovative resources that empower youth ministers to lead teens closer to Christ and inspirational books and blogs that challenge teenagers to grow as disciples. He is responsible for guiding the direction of Life Teen’s catechetical resources, digital content, printed books, parish outreach and video content through the Parish Services division.
As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.
Interested and excited? We want to hear from you. Here is what you need:
If you think God is calling you to be the Filmmaker at Life Teen, please send a cover letter, resume, and links to video samples that showcase strong storytelling to Ryan O’Connell at email@example.com with the subject line “Filmmaker Position”.
We are excited to hire our new Filmmaker, so we will close applications for this position on April 1, 2020