Video Curator - The Atlantic

Jan 27, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
Ms. Human Resources
Full Time
About The Atlantic

The Atlantic captivates the nation with brave thinking on the urgent issues of our time. With a commitment to be “of no party or clique,” it follows no single agenda or trend but rather seeks to illuminate ideas that are new, fresh—and first.

Founded in 1857, it has evolved into a multimedia must-read, offering pioneering insights into the worlds of culture, politics, business, technology, literature, and the arts. Its ideas are born in print, online, and at events, and then proliferate throughout social media, fueling conversations and inspiring the country to think again.

Job Description

The Atlantic’s in-house production team explores multimedia storytelling in the rapidly evolving world of online video. We produce original documentaries, interview series, and other nonfiction video content for The Atlantic’s digital properties. We also feature a diverse selection of videos by journalists, independent filmmakers, and other creators on the Atlantic Video channel.

We seek a web video junkie to select, license, and write about these curated videos. The ideal candidate is embedded in the video community and familiar with the landscape of video platforms, blogs, and aggregators. This is a dual role: In addition to curating and writing, the candidate will also be responsible for promoting Atlantic videos to other sites and via social media channels. This role will not involve video production. The video curator will report to the executive producer and work out of The Atlantic’s office in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities Include:

•Curating a mix of web videos that are a good fit for The Atlantic’s sensibility and audience
•Reaching out to filmmakers and organizations to license videos
•Writing a couple of posts a day for the Atlantic Video channel
•Promoting original and curated videos via social media channels and to other sites
•Managing The Atlantic’s Vimeo and YouTube channels and @TheAtlanticVID Twitter account

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

•1+ year professional experience with online video (curation, distribution, or other relevant area)
•Impeccable writing and communication skills
•An eye for great web videos and a nose for where to find them
•A deep knowledge of online video platforms and social media
•A creative, innovative sensibility and high editorial standards

Core Attributes:

•Force of Ideas -- At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.
•Spirit of Generosity -- Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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