Film Director


Job Summary

The Creative Team Film Department is responsible for producing all video content for James River Church. We tell stories through video, produce weekly television programs, weekend experience videos, television ads, promotional content for social media, event openers, bumpers, LED content, event coverage, and anything else that involves producing video content. We create works that build the local church and inspire audiences to grow in their personal faith.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Conceptualize, write, edit, and produce scripts as needed.
  • Director of photography on all film shoots and manage the technical aspects of the film including cameras, sound, lighting, design, etc.
  • Assist the Creative Team Director in managing large-scale projects including budgeting, casting, scouting, and producing videos.
  • Oversee the post-production process for all TV/film projects.
  • Coordinate with contractors/freelancers with any outsourced film projects.
  • Coordinate all live event coverage – including staff, volunteers, video gear, and equipment rental for events.
  • Assist in leading the Creative Team College Practicum, including planning assignments for students.
  • Oversees the packaging and production for the James River Television program.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and required.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 4+ years’ experience in film/video making (directing, editing, etc.).
  • Film portfolio available online.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Extensive understanding of filmmaking process (development, pre-production, production, and post-production).
  • Video editing proficiency (Adobe Premiere).
  • Color-grading proficiency.
  • Proficiency with production equipment (steady cam, dolly, gimbal, lighting, camera op).
  • Creativity/ strong editorial problem solver and self-motivator.
  • Passionate about the Gospel and motivated in building the local church.

Code of Conduct & Character


James River Church is Pastor-led, and staff driven with board oversight. James River Church staff are expected and considered to share in the responsibility of practicing and propagating the Christian gospel message and upholding the doctrine of the Church (the employer), as stated on our website and in our Bylaws.  As leaders and ministers of the gospel, staff therefore agree to the following:

  1. Develop and maintain a close personal walk with the Lord including:
    • Daily devotional time with Lord.
    • Daily dependence on the empowerment of the Spirit.
  2. Develop a strong marriage and family life. This includes:
    • Communicating and sharing with your spouse.
    • Spending time together on days off and when extra time is available.
  3. Keep personal finances in order with no delinquencies.
  4. Attend all regularly scheduled services in the church. Special services and functions will be required as deemed necessary by the Lead Pastor.
  5. Maintain a high level of personal integrity, honesty and confidentiality in dealing both with the staff and congregation.
  6. Maintain a Christian outlook and attitude at all times.
  7. Maintain loyalty to the staff and church, actively promoting unity within the church.

Heart Behind All We Do


Smile at EVERYONE you encounter!
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Phil 4:4 (NIV)
“In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Ps 16:11 (ESV)

Be enthusiastic about your role, about the church, & about what God is doing in your life and in the church.
“Zeal for your house has consumed me…” Ps 69:9 (ESV)
“I was overjoyed when they said, ‘Let’s go up to the house of the Lord.’” Ps 122:1 (TPT)

Be encouraging with your countenance, with your words, and with your actions to the team and to everyone you connect with as you serve!
“So encourage each other and build each other up…” 1 Thess 5:11 (NLT)
“…Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out.” 1 Thess 5:15 (MSG)

Show compassion & represent the love of Jesus!
“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.” 1 John 4:7 (NLT)
“Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” Jn 13:34 (NLT)

How can we help you with what you need? If needed, connect the individual to someone who can help.
“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” 1 Pt 4:10 (NLT)
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mt 20:28 (NLT)
“…Through love serve and seek the best for one another.” Ga 5:13 (AMP)

Commitment to Ministry


By submitting my application for this position, I confirm I have read and accept the above Job Description/Code of Conduct and believe God has called me to serve in this capacity.

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