Weekend Visual Editor

Employer
Large digital media company
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
competitive hourly rate
Posted
Feb 04, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Contract, Part Time

What We Are Looking For

A weekend visual editor to create news-driven videos for a large digital media company’s latest Entertainment and Lifestyle app as well as the owned and operated sites. This contract-based role works directly with the editorial teams to produce quick “text on screen” videos for placement in our articles. The ideal candidate can prioritize work without compromising quality and pays keen attention to detail.  Please note: Only candidates located in Los Angeles and New York City will be considered for this position.  

 

Responsibilities

  • Create text-on-screen videos for buzzy news stories using our internal tools
  • Write engaging, grammatically correct descriptions and captions
  • License imagery and footage from photo agencies and/or individuals
  • Identify trending news stories using content discovery tools
  • Schedule homepage, and perform final QC of titles, copy, and interactivity for weekend content to the app
  • Flag issues and follow protocol if editorial changes are needed

Required Professional Experience and Skills

  • 3-4 years of experience in journalism, visual arts, video production or photography at a digital media company
  • Bachelor’s degree in visual arts, video production or communications
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop
  • General understanding of copyright and fair use
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from management
  • Self-starter who can execute assigned tasks with little oversight and direction
  • Strong editorial judgement when drafting scripts for videos

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