Executive Producer, YouTube

Posted: 12/6/2017

Location: New York, New York
Function: Production
Specialty: Video
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


The EP, YouTube will be responsible for the creation and execution of a comprehensive YouTube strategy for NowThis, generating plans for growth and the development of new, ownable content ideas.  Working with the Editor and the Executive Producer of Original Series, the EP will identify opportunities to grow NowThis’ presence and impact on YouTube.  He/She/They will also work with the Head of Social Video & Publishing to develop best practices around publishing strategies.  


Specifically, the EP will work with the Editor to develop a content strategy, borne out of the existing newsroom - identifying the stories and talent that best cross platforms and formats. This position reports to the Editor.


Responsibilities include:



    Develop and execute a YouTube strategy for NowThis, with focus on existing channels, and channel growth.

      NowThis News
      NowThis World
      NowThis Nerd

    Ensure production values and editing styles maintain the NowThis brand but with special attention to what works on YouTube
    Oversee the editorial calendars across each channel
    Develop NowThis’ YouTube approach to daily/weekly topical news coverage
    Develop NowThis Explainers strategy and execution
    Work with newsroom to expand original reporting skills with specific focus on YouTube content
    Identify new franchises, in collaboration with EP, Original Series, that work on YouTube
    Develop On Camera Talent

      Identify newsroom talent to grow for YT
      Source new talent for our channels

    Work closely with Social Publishing and Audience Development team to develop strategy for audience acquisition and growth.

Job requirements



    5+ years experience in journalism and/or video production
    1-2 years leadership experience preferred
    Experience managing/producing explainers or 3-7min content
    Proficient in video editing, ideally Adobe Premiere a plus
    Experience running and growing a YouTube channel a plus
    Shooter/producer/editor experience a plus
    Experience with various style of reporting and video creation (digtal-first, TV, social-only, longform, live, episodic or serial)
    Excellent communication skills, in person and in various written formats (Slack, email, etc.)
    Strong news judgement
    Strong writing, editing and storytelling skills
    Ability to multi-task and work under pressure is a must
    Attention to detail and accuracy is a must
    Can guide and mentor producers in shaping their stories
    Able to work occasional late nights as dictated by the news cycle

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. 


We offer great benefits such as medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), PTO, company paid AD&D, Life Insurance, Short-term & Long-term disability, and much more! 


Group Nine Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer  and is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.


Group Nine Media is also a participant in e-verify.


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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.