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.
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
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.
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