Documentary Australia



What is an Impact Producer?  

An impact producer’s job is multifaceted, and their responsibilities vary from project to project. An impact producer may be responsible for designing strategic social impact strategies, fundraising, and implementing campaign activities that utilise documentaries to create change on pressing social issues. There is an increasing demand for impact producers in the Australian documentary sector as films forge new distribution pathways to reach diverse audiences and create social change through strategic film impact campaigns. 

What experience do I need to apply? 

Applicants will be assessed on their experience level concerning the key skills required and shortlisted for interview. References and letters of recommendation may be sought in the final selection stage. 

Key skills and experience sought: 


  • A passion for contributing to positive social and environmental change. 
  • At least three years’ experience working in a relevant field e.g., documentary, social advocacy, policy, community development and engagement, fundraising, not-for-profit, media, communications, or campaigning; 
  • Exceptional communication skills, including experience creating compelling written copy for a variety of communications channels and outreach emails and newsletters; 
  • Excellent project management skills, with a capacity to manage competing demands; 
  • Flexible team player, strong interpersonal skills and comfortable working in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment; 
  • Experience in implementing and managing excel databases, managing spreadsheets and competent with a range of software including Microsoft Office, Google suite, Canva, Mailchimp and social media platforms. 


  • An interest or experience in documentary storytelling, impact production or campaigning; 
  • Philanthropic fundraising experience, including experience writing grant applications; 
  • Partnership management experience, including developing new partnerships; 
  • Social media content and scheduling and communications/marketing experience; 
  • Experience with software including Mailchimp and Canva.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Application Criteria in 2024

Please read the application criteria for 2024 here – Please note: THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED.

What is the salary?

Remuneration for this placement is $395 per day plus superannuation. The applicant is employed by Documentary Australia for 3 days a week. 29 weeks are paid across the 8 month (35 week) period with school holidays and breaks unpaid for 6 weeks across the year. The applicant will be responsible for additional costs and expenses. 

How many days a week am I required? 

3 days a week Mon-Weds from March to October

Is It office-based or hybrid? 

Office based in Paddington Sydney with flexible arrangements for part of the program.