Video Producer/Editor, Humankind
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Video Producer/Editor, Humankind
This position is specifically for video journalists, not those pursuing broadcast or film careers.
Humankind is a good-news brand launched by the USA TODAY NETWORK, the largest newspaper publisher in the country. There's enough bad news out there, join Humankind in telling the country's most positive, uplifting stories.
We’re looking for a Video Producer/Editor to join Humankind’s team to write and edit stories about acts of kindness, out of the ordinary triumphs and special relationships. We need someone with the passion to make Humankind’s positive video content successful on our social media channels.
The Humankind Video Producer/Editor will work on finding/producing content and editing videos in Adobe. This person will source new UGC videos of heartwarming stories, conduct interviews, write scripts, produce, and edit content. They will also work alongside Humankind’s production staff to ensure our positive video content is optimized for each of the social media platforms where Humankind publishes content, like Snap Discover, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and OTT.
Their work will include producing and editing for all the Humankind franchise brands: Humankind, Animalkind, Militarykind, Sportskind, Womankind and new projects in development. The right candidate should be familiar with creating short form social content, as well as mid and long form digital videos and or episodes.
The ideal candidate should be excited about using various forms of content to evoke feelings and emotions from our various audiences. The ideal candidate should be excited about video watch time, engagement, comments, and overall analytics to help drive future video production decisions.
We’re looking for someone with the unique ability to not only create great content for our social audiences, but source great content from social as well. The ideal candidate MUST have social video creation experience from a digital media brand. The ideal candidate is a team player with excellent communication skills, who is quick to respond and receptive to feedback. Humankind is a good-news brand launched by THE USA TODAY NETWORK, the largest newspaper publisher in the country. There's enough bad news out there, join Humankind in telling the country's most positive, uplifting stories!
We are open to remote employees, as well as candidates in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, or McLean, Virginia. Other locations may be considered for the right candidate.
- Finding and pitching unique story ideas.
- Writing and producing positive stories.
- Editing videos.
- Social media management.
- Bachelor's or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 5 or more years of digital storytelling experience.
- 5 or more years of digital video editing, including Premiere. After Effects experience a plus.
- Excellent communications skills, online and in person, with the community and fellow journalists.
- Works collaboratively with a passionate and highly motivated team of videographers, reporters, editors and producers.
- Experience using After Effects, Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop is a plus.
- Working knowledge of the best types of videos for a variety of social media platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.
- Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check.
We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
1. Your resume – one to two pages.
2. A cover letter detailing your related experience and information explaining why you think you are the right person for the job. If you do not include a cover letter, you will not be considered.
3. Links to 5 online samples of digital storytelling. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.
It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.
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