Video Producer, SYFY WIRE

Posted: 3/19/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Role Purpose
The Video Producer will be responsible for the creative ideation and execution of longform and shortform video content across all platforms for SYFY WIRE, SYFY’s genre news and lifestyle brand. The producer will take projects from development through post-production and support one-off creative needs as they arise. He/she will also have ownership of the production process, managing projects and continually problem solving to move them forward.

First and foremost, the producer must be a storyteller and visual thinker with outstanding journalistic instincts who can craft engaging, unexpected narratives through a variety of unique and original video formats.

  • Own the creative development and production process of multi-platform video from ideation through post-production, with an emphasis on research and scripting
  • Master the SYFY WIRE editorial voice and ensure its consistency across platforms
  • Produce shoots in the field and on set, working closely with production companies and talent
  • Work with design group to create graphics-based content

  • Basic Qualifications
    3+ years related experience
    Must submit a reel/portfolio of work examples

    Eligibility Requirements
    Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
    Willingness to work overtime with short notice
    Must be willing to work in New York
    Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
    Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

    Desired Characteristics
    • Platform-agnostic storytelling experience preferred. Longform, shortform and micro-content. Online, on-air and on mobile.
    • Creative thinker with outstanding producing and project management skills
    • Strong writer who can turn a phrase, script conversational dialogue, and make sales jargon make sense.
    • Experienced video editor with a strong sense of editorial style and rhythm and an ear for great music.
    • Flexibility to roll with projects as they come, whether it’s overseeing an always-on content series or turning around a one-off project in a matter of hours.
    • Someone who thinks in words and images and can suggest and implement design solutions.
    • Comfortable in both the field and the office.
    • Interest in using data and beta testing to talk to our audience in the right way at the right time.
    • Strategic thinker who takes initiative, speaks their mind and is interested in shaping team culture and workflow best practices.
    • Comfortable pitching ideas in writing and in person to peers, executives and talent.
    • Knowledge and interest in sci-fi, fantasy and horror content, culture and news preferred
    • Proficiency with After Effects and Photoshop and other creative production tools.
    • Familiarity with operating DSLR cameras, basic lighting and audio.

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