The Dodo is hiring an Associate Video Editor/Producer for our Kids team. Were looking for an excellent visual storyteller who can craft compelling, emotional, & funny animal videos for kids.
In this role, youll create Dodo Kids videos for our existing franchises & help develop stories & formats for new series (and one-offs.) You should be comfortable owning each part of the production process: coming up with ideas, writing scripts, directing talent, brainstorming motion graphics, & editing episodes from start to finish. You should also be an adept creative collaborator who can partner with team members & jump in to help others at any stage of the process.
The ideal candidate will have an obsession with digital media, & be nimble & eager to stay two steps ahead of rapidly evolving best practices. Youll have a sense of fun & positivity, & a willingness to collaborate with a tight-knit, fast-paced team. A love for animals & an interest in kids content are required. Experience creating for YouTube is a strong plus.
- Help produce Dodo Kids videos from beginning to end, with a focus on editing & visual storytelling.
- Pitch new stories for video & develop new concepts for franchises
- Find the Dodo angle in a pitch & craft original narratives that exemplify the Dodo Kids voice & brand
- Write age-appropriate & compelling scripts for kids
- Use feedback & data to iterate on your content, taking note of what works for our audience (and what doesnt) to build a robust set of best practices
- Experience creating narrative video
- Proficiency with Adobe Premiere
- Strong creative & organizational skills
- A love of animals & interest in kids content
- Desire to work for a new brand within a growing company
- Ability to work independently & also exchange feedback with a close-knit team
Who is The Dodo?
The Dodo is the worlds #1 animal brand & and the most engaged-with media brand globally across all content genres. Were obsessed with creating fun, entertaining, emotional content that makes people fall in love with animals. Were looking for committed, proactive & positive people who want to help build our brand & grow with our company. We offer competitive pay, medical insurance, & perks like working from home on Fridays. Office culture & work-life balance are very important to us, & bringing your dog to work is encouraged! Our team is made up of enthusiastic, ambitious people who like to help animals & have fun in the process.
About Group Nine Media:
Group Nines mission is to tell great stories that spark action & make a real difference. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, July 2019], Group Nines brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time. We reach over 70% of Americans in their 20s every month [Nielsen, July 2019]. Audiences spend nearly 50 million hours a month engaging with our category-defining brands - NowThis, the no. 1 most-watched mobile news brand in the world; The Dodo, the no. 1 animal brand on digital; POPSUGAR, the leading digital lifestyle brand for women; Thrillist, the most-trusted digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment; & Seeker, the no. 1 science brand in the U.S. Group Nine has been recognized with hundreds of prestigious awards including Edward R. Murrow, James Beard, Cannes Lion, Critics Choice, among others.
We have amazing people.We can promise youll work alongside some of the smartest & most interesting people in the industry. Our people work hard but we always have fun doing it. From pride to wellness to diversity, employees lead clubs that matter. We also know how to host a top-notch happy hour. Bottom line: we care about each other & we take our values seriously.
We value development.We are a high-performance organization that challenges itself to continuously grow. We invest in employee development. Youll need to be great to get hired here & we promise youll get even better once youre here.
We care about you.We offer company-paid parental leave for everyone #inclusion. We also offer health, dental & vision insurance, along with a selection of voluntary benefits. Knowing that time out of the office is as important as time spent in the office, our vacation, sick, & federal holiday allowances ensure you have time to take care of yourself.
We invest in your future.We offer competitive compensation & a matching 401(k) plan. Depending on the role, options may also be granted.
We value diversity & inclusivity.Group Nine Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer & is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds & everyone is encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of 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. Group Nine Media is also a participant in e-verify.
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