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