Associate Producer, Weekends

Posted: 4/21/2017 | Expires: 5/21/2017

Location: New York City, New York (US)
Function: Production
Specialty: Editor / Editorial, Producer, Video
Level: Entry Level
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: Salary is commensurate with experience

NowThis is seeking an Associate Producer to create social video on our Breaking News team on the weekend schedule. This is an entry-level video journalist position, that will allow the person in this role to create short-form video stories for mobile and social audiences. Working with the #1 video news brand on the social web, you’ll be creating content for the social, mobile generation by informing, entertaining and inspiring our audience about what’s happening and important. Weekend producers will work any 5 days per week, as long as schedule includes Saturday and Sunday. They will help lead breaking news coverage on weekends for major news events, in office and sometimes, in the field.

Responsibilities:

  • Constantly scour the web and social feeds for the most important, engaging and visual trending news stories of the day and quickly turn them into compelling short-form videos
  • Own the video creation process from pitch to publish (ideas, reporting, scripting, asset gathering, video editing, prep for publishing)
  • Discover and fact check stories using real-time news-gathering tools
  • Master the NowThis video editing style and graphics package
  • Channel the NowThis voice, creating smart, digestible scripts that drive social media conversation
  • Turn around scripts and video edits on tight deadlines (several quickturn videos per day)
  • Conduct interviews with subjects (in person, on social or remotely) to add a unique perspective and push the story forward
  • Work breaking news and event coverage as needed, sometimes in off-hours
  • Work closely with the Head of Social Video and Publishing, to use data to further optimize, A/B test and overall improve the performance of your videos

Qualifications:

  • Breaking news experience a must
  • 1-3 years video editing experience in digital media or a newsroom
  • Ability to work on deadline, under pressure and juggle multiple projects
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro and Photoshop a must, After Effects is a plus)
  • A curious, critical thinker, always looking for stories & has a passion for visual storytelling
  • A sharp understanding of social media and video platforms
  • Strong grammar, writing and copy editing skills a plus
  • Familiarity with DSLR cameras, basic lighting and mobile filmmaking a plus

About Group Nine Media:

Group Nine Media is the partnership of four mission-driven, category-leading brands covering food, drink & travel (Thrillist), news & entertainment (NowThis), animals (The Dodo) and science, tech & exploration (Seeker). We're one of the world's largest digital-first media companies, boasting over 4 billion video views every month, while providing consumers 360-degree experiences across web, social, VR and live events. At Group Nine Media, we care about the content our brands create, and if you're a talented passionate individual who does too, let's talk.

Group Nine Media is the partnership of four mission-driven, category-leading brands covering food, drink & travel (Thrillist), news & entertainment (NowThis), animals (The Dodo) and science, tech & exploration (Seeker). We're one of the world's largest digital-first media companies, boasting over 4 billion video views every month, while providing consumers 360-degree experiences across web, social, VR and live events. At Group Nine Media, we care about the content our brands create, and if you're a talented passionate individual who does too, let's talk.