Producer, Politics

Posted: 12/6/2017

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


NowThis is seeking an extraordinary producer and political junkie to join our Politics team and work with colleagues in NY, DC and SF. The ideal candidate combines a rare mix of talents: s/he is a speedy, experienced editor with a striking written voice, stellar news judgment, and a deep passion for covering — and making an impact on — the political debates of the moment.


Spanish language skills and/or interest in on-camera work are big plusses. This position reports to the Senior Producer/Political Director.


Responsibilities:



    Develop, own, and follow up on compelling politics stories - sometimes with minimal direction
    Own the video creation process from pitch to publish (ideas, reporting, scripting, asset gathering, video editing, prep for publishing)
    Turn around scripts and video edits on tight deadlines
    Channel the NowThis Politics voice, creating smart, digestible scripts that drive social media conversations
    Plan ahead for evergreen context pieces and feature stories that can generate interest on our channels for longer than a day or a week
    Conceptualize and develop both new series and formats for our current programming
    Master the NowThis video editing style and graphics package
    Organize and schedule pre-interview or pre-shoot logistics and details
    Conduct interviews with subjects (in person, on social, or remotely via Skype) to add a unique perspective and push each story forward
    Own relationships with freelancers, partners, and contributors as projects come up
    Create multiple platform-appropriate edits of all original content
    Work breaking news and event coverage as needed, sometimes off-hours
    Work closely with the Political Director and Supervising Producer to improve the performance of your videos
    Collaborate with insights team and others to use data and testing to further optimize your work

Qualifications:



    Deep knowledge of U.S. politics and current events, and a strong voice and clear perspective on those issues
    3-5 years video editing experience at a digital media organization or a newsroom
    Expert in Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro and Photoshop a must, After Effects is a plus)
    Proven ability to work on deadline, under pressure, and juggle multiple projects at once
    A curious, creative, critical thinker, always looking for stories & passionate about visual storytelling
    Sharp understanding of social media and video platforms
    Advanced problem solving skills, ability to troubleshoot technical problems
    Ability to work independently and love of collaborating in small teams
    Eager to create projects with other video makers from start to finish
    Proven ability to generate original ideas while also taking on stories as assigned
    Strong grammar, writing, and copy editing skills
    Spanish language 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.


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.



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.