Director of Video Production

Courier Newsroom – New York, New York
Department Courier Newsroom
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

 

 This person has over eight years of experience in digital video production and editing ideally within an online media environment, with demonstrated results in creating widely watched videos. They have a demonstrated experience with producing and repackaging video content with the purpose of engaging and building audiences. The will produce original video and be constantly experimenting with new video concepts and strategies. They will manage a team of editors and producers while also working closely with the EIC and state managing editors to develop and repackage video content for key audiences. This person will work closely with the audience development team to understand the video content that performs best among target audiences and adapting strategies as needed.

 

This position will report to the Editor in Chief. 

 

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Produce original video and experiment with new video concepts and strategies, including short form video content and franchises for social as well as longer tentpole video content

  • Produce original video for paid partnerships

  • Work closely with the editor-in-chief and state managing editors to develop and repackage video content for with diverse audiences

  • Recruit, hire and manage a national team of editors and producers, and build extensive freelance network across the US, and especially in target state areas

  • Track breaking news in each state and develop video production or repackaging ideas

  • Work with state managing editors to identify story ideas for video content in their region

  • Develop best practices and create video style and content guidelines

  • Work closely with analytics team to understand the video content that performs best among target audiences and adapting strategies as needed


The ideal candidate will have:

  • 8+ years of experience in video production, news reporting, video editing or in digital political video marketing, including defining and growing a brand and voice through content.

  • Experience with building an engaged cross-platform audience through video content (organic and/or paid).

  • Experience with hiring, building, and managing a distributed team.

  • Familiarity with performance analytics tools such as Omniture and Google Analytics, and with the process of deriving insights therefrom.

  • Strong management, interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary stakeholders across the company.

  • Ability to manage time and multi-task under tight deadlines with a strong attention to detail.

  • Master of all aspects of video pre and post production.

  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.

  • A passion for producing  quality news and content in an authentic voice across online and mobile channels.

  •  Familiarity with asset management and project management software

 

We offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Entrepreneurial culture with career development opportunities

Courier Newsroom offers a competitive benefits package including a full suite of health benefits, paid time off, and flexible working arrangements.

Courier Newsroom is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, those with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly urged to apply. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions.

 

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Courier Newsroom
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor
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