D&AD New Blood Shift New York Producer
(Fixed term part time contract)
Reports to: Senior Foundation Manager
Location: Remote working - NEW YORK based
Contract: 30 days across 6 months, with the opportunity to extend
Salary: On application
We’re looking to expand the team that deliver the annual New Blood Shift program in New York City.
What is D&AD?
Founded in 1962, D&AD is an organization that celebrates creative excellence in the design and advertising communities. Not only do we award creative work through our annual awards show, but we stimulate and educate, constantly pushing the creative industries to do the best work they can.
What lots of people don’t know (especially in the US) is that we are also a charity. The D&AD Foundation fuels the future of the industry by supporting up-and-coming talent, promoting diversity, and pushing for a fairer, more sustainable future. We achieve this through our New Blood portfolio of programs.
What is New Blood Shift?
New Blood Shift exists to challenge the idea that there is only one route into a creative career. College fees and other systemic barriers have prevented some of the best talent from becoming part of our industry. The creative industry needs to change the way we recruit. We need to look at creating alternative pipelines and alternative education channels, in order to change the balance.
New Blood Shift is an unconventional talent program. A free, industry-led night-school for outstanding, untapped and fresh creatives who don’t have a four-year college degree or industry networks but are looking to kick-start a creative career. Meeting twice a week in agencies around the city, a group of 20 emerging creatives will work on briefs and creative challenges for 12 weeks, culminating in a showcase and paid placements.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a freelance producer to join the Shift NY team. Working with our program manager in NY, supported by the London team, with a view to lead the program from 2021.
What this involves
Working with outreach partners to drive applications to Shift
Facilitating night-school sessions (2 x evenings per week between March – July)
Collaborating with agencies to coordinate teachers and space against the Shift
Supporting and guiding 20 ‘Shifters’ through the program
Producing and delivering events throughout the program, including the final
Showcase event in July
You’ll have a good understanding and experience of the design/advertising industry in NY
- You’ll be passionate about improving the diversity of talent in the industry
You’ll be comfortable delivering workshops
You’ll be up for getting stuck in – from delivering talks in high schools to ordering
catering for events to conducting meetings with senior creatives in agencies.
You’re likely to have experience either as a creative, a producer, an educator or a
The time commitment
60 days (split with our Program Manager in 2020) between January - July
Interested, or want to know more, email me.
Due to the number of applications we receive, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are shortlisted for an interview. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date of your application you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
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