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Vox Media // combining media, content, tech & distribution
 
New York, New York or San Francisco, California    Posted: Monday, May 09, 2022
 
   
 
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WHO WE ARE

The Verge is an ambitious multimedia effort founded in 2011 to examine how technology will change life in the future for a massive mainstream audience. Our science programming spans our platforms & covers the space industry, climate & environment, energy, health technology, materials, & more. 

The Verge is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about whats now, whats next, & whats possible.

As a community of journalists & storytellers, business professionals, creators & technologists, we believe it is a moral & business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, & inclusion throughout our organization & media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, & our platforms, products, & partnerships.

WHAT YOULL DO

The Verge is seeking a highly talented video director to join our science video team in creating unique non-fiction video content for our main YouTube channel & social platforms. Our video staff is part of The Verges editorial team; this is a job for journalists & storytellers above all.

As a Director, you will be embedded on our science video team, creating videos for YouTube, OTT, & any new emerging platforms. Youll create original & serialized content with the video team, & identify articles on our website that will translate into awesome video. Your primary focus will be directing & editing, though you may also script copy for video as needed, & contribute graphics, stop motion, or animation. You will have the support of the producers on your team, but will be encouraged to wear many hats from story to story! This position offers creative freedom to jump into the deep end of the internet backed by kick-ass editorial support. Enthusiasm, leadership, an ability to juggle multiple projects, & initiative to kick-start projects in a busy work environment is a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Shoot & edit weekly science videos for The Verges YouTube channel, OTT apps, & social platforms
  • Pitch new ideas for videos & formats
  • Create shot lists, & help manage pre-production for videos
  • Direct & coach on-camera editorial talent
  • Support Producers to ensure deadlines are met while maintaining Verge quality standards
  • Assist Producers with larger productions (shooting, lighting, editing) when needed
  • Follow the latest news & trends related to The Verges coverage areas, particularly science

WHO YOU ARE

The ideal candidate will be able to craft & produce cinematic moments while filming in a field or controlled studio setting, & will have extensive experience editing & elevating footage shot into clear & compelling narratives. Motion graphics is a plus. On camera ambition is welcome. Were looking for a strong storyteller & visionary people who are dialed into content that performs on the internet as well as a passion for telling stories about everything The Verge covers: technology, science, entertainment, transportation, politics, & design.

Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in directing & editing
  • Demonstrated storytelling capabilities with background in nonfiction storytelling / journalism
  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop a must with Cinema 4D a plus
  • High end shooting capability and familiarity shooting with Sony & Canon Cinema line is a plus
  • Eagerness & ability to chase, own, & follow up on compelling stories
  • Strong collaboration skills a must
  • Strong communication skills a must
  • Desire to conceptualize, develop, & produce both new series & formats
  • Keen eye for aesthetics & visual storytelling
  • Strong interest in The Verges coverage areas

If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! Weve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, & sommeliers who became writers.

WHERE YOULL WORK

Must be located in San Francisco, CA or New York, NY. This is a Flex opportunity.  Were dedicated to the health & wellbeing of all of our employees, & when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices.

 

WHY VOX MEDIA?

WHAT WE OFFER

This is a permanent, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.

OUR DEI+ COMMITMENT

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves & create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products & services come from people with all manner of backgrounds & experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work & sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights & best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency & communication. Learn more about our values here, & our approach to corporate citizenship here

Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer & qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to 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. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team (recruitment@voxmedia.com). 

WHAT COMES NEXT

Along with your application, please submit a resume plus links to a portfolio website, individual videos, clips whatever best reflects your skills & experience shooting & editing. Let us  know specifically what you were responsible for in each example. 

Our recruiting team will go through applications in a timely manner. Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from @voxmedia.com email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, & how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.

 
 
 
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