Associate Producer, Politics

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 videos on our Politics team. The Associate Producer is the entry-level video journalist position at NowThis. The AP will create short-form video stories for mobile and social audiences. Shareable, short-form social videos are the foundation of a NowThis channel, informing our audience with everything they need to know. This position reports to the Political Director.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and clips with this application.

Responsibilities:

  • Scour the web and social feeds constantly for the most important, engaging and visual trending stories of the day in politics 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 publish)
  • 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:

  • Minimum 1+ year using Adobe Creative Cloud programs (Premiere Pro and Photoshop a must, After Effects is a plus)
  • Minimum 1+ years professional experience in digital media or a newsroom
  • Minimum 2+ years video editing experience
  • Comfortable working within deadlines, under pressure, and juggle multiple projects
  • A curious, critical thinker, always looking for stories & has a sharp understanding of social media and video platforms
  • A passion for video storytelling
  • Strong grammar, writing and copy editing skills, a plus
  • Breaking news experience, a plus
  • Familiarity with DSLR cameras, basic lighting and mobile filmmaking, a plus

**Candidates can work out of New York, NY or Washington, DC.**

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.