Monthly Archives: January 2011

Media Makers Job Listing

Tom “Toma” Chaffer here. Blessed beyond imagination to be able to present you Media Makers and Shakers for Yeshua with an AWESOME job opportunity!

Although a (currently) very real opportunity, I’d like to also suggest the following serves as an EXCELLENT “modus operandi” for the media makers for Yeshua who REALLY want to “shake up da world!” For real. Ponder this:

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Media Coordinator

The Mission
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.

The Need
International Justice Mission is seeking a Media Coordinator to play an instrumental role in advancing IJM’s national, regional and international media presence and brand reputation. This person will be tasked with driving logistical support for full life-cycle media processes and projects, and serve as the point of contact for media inquiries.

* Serve as project manager for all media-related and public affairs projects; working with the appropriate team members to ensure all elements are delivered on time and within the highest quality standards;
* Provide administrative support to the Chief Media & Public Affairs Strategist including scheduling meetings and budget administration;
* Assist in drafting, editing and distributing press releases for key media projects;
* Conduct necessary research to assist the Media Team in pitching stories to media outlets and prepping IJM staff/speakers for interviews;
* Draft relational correspondence including letters, proposals and reports related to media, public affairs and/or speaking engagements; and
* Conduct necessary research to grow and maintain IJM’s database of media outlets and reporters.

Skills and Experience
* Demonstrated experience managing a large number of projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with minimal oversight;
* Excellent written communication skills within the media context, including writing/copy editing experience;
* Proven ability to communicate orally in a clear and persuasive manner;
* Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships;
* Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or a related field; and
* Experience working in a Media outlet preferred.

Critical Qualities
* Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
* Winsome demeanor;
* Strong attention to detail;
* Disciplined with priorities and ability to multi-task; and
* Adept at creative problem solving.

Organization Information
* Competitive salary, medical, dental and retirement benefits;
* Position reports directly to the Chief Media & Public Affairs Strategist;
* Position based at IJM Headquarters in the Washington, DC area; and
* Applications accepted until the position is filled.

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A Prosperous New Year to You, Moviemaker!

A hearty Happy New Year to all! I’m praying right now that you will experience amazing breakthrough this year.

Keep your dreams in focus – more focus than ever before. Write the vision down, make it plain on tablets of stone! So that people can read it and RUN WITH YOU! (Habakkuk 2:2)

Focus on the first commandment and making it truly first in your lives! Yeshua is WORTHY of our praise – and labor! Let’s make shorts, commercials, podcasts, documentaries, ministry videos and feature length films in 2011 that give the Lamb the reward of His sufferings – leading souls (lost and saved!) close to the heart of Yeshua by EXALTING His name – the name of Yeshua (Jesus)!

I was privileged to join with about 25,000 others at the Onething gathering put on by IHOP-KC these last few days. Much worship of King Yeshua and interceding in prayer for the nations took place in an atmosphere of solemnity and joy like no other gathering I’ve been to of any sort. If you’re looking for any this New Year’s Day, there’s bound to be some inspiration for you in the video archives (click image below)

Also I’ve included some very practical direction from Larry Jordan, an amazing resource for video creators (just below image). Think about subscribing to his awesome (free) newsletter!

And bless you! Go forth and make moves that SHAKE for Yeshua!

Excellent Media 2011 Overview from Larry Jordan:
1. Budgets will never go back to where they were.
2. The increasing expectation that one person should “do it all.”
3. Media technology is ubiquitous.
4. There is a total disconnect between production and distribution, and neither side respects the other.
5. Tapeless media is a fact of life.
6. “The Cloud” is absolutely a two-edged sword.
7. Our audience is impatient.
8. It’s become a “download world.”
9. Audiences expect everything to be free, or, at least, really, REALLY cheap.
10. The demise of traditional media means that marketing is more diversified, more complex, and more critical than ever before.
11. “Good enough” is good enough.

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