Impact & Insights Officer, The Climate Story Unit at Doc Society

  • Deadline: Friday, November 11 2022
  • Preferred Location: Virtual. Doc Society is a distributed team. Due to time zone coordination, there is a strong preference for candidates who are available during the Eastern Time Zone (UTC−05:00) working hours. This includes North America, Central and South America.
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: $55,000


  • 28 days including national holidays and extra days on top between Christmas and New Years when we close the office
  • Benefits are negotiable based on country of residence
  • Preferred Start Date: January 3rd, 2023 (or sooner if the candidate is able)

The Impact and Insights Officer Role

Doc Society’s Climate Story Unit supports transformative storytelling to advance a climate just and biodiverse future. The Unit consists of a global team that works collaboratively on a series of complementary programmes, including the Climate Story Fund and the Climate Story Labs. All of our programmes support artists working on stories and impact campaigns across all mediums, including feature length documentaries, shorts, animation and episodic documentaries, as well as podcasts, AR/VR too.

As our initiatives and community expand globally, we are looking to hire a full time team member to lead on Impact and Insights across the Unit. The Impact and Insights Officer is the lynchpin of a globally distributed team and should be ready to act as the glue between team members, coordinating and planning together.

Core Responsibilities

  • Capture and analyze the learnings across all of the Unit’s programs
  • Identify opportunities for how the Unit’s programs can evolve to better serve the needs of our community of storytellers, impact producers, movement leaders and climate strategists
  • Synthesize and share key insights publicly with the broader media and climate communities
  • Support Climate Story Fund grantees inquiries regarding impact and connect grantees to available resources and experts
  • Help organize impact related events, including the annual, virtual Climate Story Fund Impact Lab
  • Work in close partnership with Doc Society Directors and Grant Officers to develop fundraising proposals and funder reports

Ideal Qualifications:

  • A broad understanding of climate related issues
  • A deep love for storytelling and impact campaigns
  • Deeply thoughtful about the role of culture in addressing the climate emergency
  • Proficient writing skills; ability to interpret programmatic learnings and outcomes into compelling narratives
  • Minimum 3 years experience working in documentary production, impact storytelling, grant making or artist support
  • Team player committed to radical collaboration and the success of Doc Society’s vision
  • A self-starter, comfortable working independently with minimal supervision
  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills (including written and verbal) with an ability to manage a high volume of daily phone and digital communications
  • Attention to detail and skilled at managing competing priorities and project management
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Comfort in using creative software tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, etc.
  • Knowledge and use of the internet, email, and applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Dropbox, Airtable, G-Suite
  • Available during the Eastern Time Zone (UTC−05:00) working hours
  • While our work is primarily conducted in the English language, fluency in multiple languages is a plus!


We are an innovative non-profit organization founded in 2005 that works with the most inspiring independent storytellers filmmakers all over the world.

Our mission:

We bring people together to unleash the transformational power of documentary film. We stand in solidarity with filmmakers and work to unite them with new friends and allies, building new models globally. We aim to innovate, share and innovate again. A commitment to anti-racism, economic justice and climate justice is embedded in all we do and how we do it.

Our driving principle:

Great documentaries enrich the lives of individuals. They have a unique ability to engage and connect people, transform communities and improve societies.

To find out more about our organization go to

Equity and Inclusion:

We want Doc Society to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and to do their best work. Doc Society’s promotion of diversity and inclusion is clearly reflected in all of our documentaries and across all of our programmes. We are fully focused on equality and believe in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other characteristics that make us who we are. For this reason we strongly encourage applicants from under-represented groups.

How We Work

We are a small dynamic organization which can pivot easily and elegantly in response to the needs of the filmmakers and communities we serve. That means we are always ready to embrace new ideas. To roll our sleeves up and deliver with smarts, rigor and perfectionism. We often improvise, without a lot of formal process and set policy. We aim to get the job done right, no matter what. We want to stay bold, energetic and entrepreneurial whilst also always living up to our core values and creating an environment which is friendly, inclusive, open and collaborative. We are deeply loyal and nurturing of those we work with, inside and outside the office.

Now some people perform best in more structured environments, with someone to regularly report to and a fixed job description with plenty of notice of future plans. Doc Society offers a more flexible, changeable workplace where people are able to take the initiative. This way of working is not for everyone. If it all sounds a bit exhausting and uncertain, joining the team at Doc Society may not be right for you. If it sounds exciting and liberating, we may be just the place you are looking for.

To Apply

If your skills and experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please provide a CV, cover letter, and a short writing sample via the following Airtable links below by Friday, November 11 2022. Regarding the writing sample, please submit one page from an existing written deliverable that exhibits your thought leadership. First interviews will be held the week of November 28th. All interviews will be via Zoom.

Should you have not heard from us by December 15th, you should assume that your application has not been successful. We will be unable to give feedback to applicants not selected for an interview.

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