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Group Nine Media // digital-first media
 
New York City    Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021
 
   
 
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Were looking for a Producer to join the NowThis Snapchat team, within Group Nine Media! As a member of the Snapchat team you will possess outstanding writing & producing skills, an ability to work quickly & independently, & an intuitive grasp of what makes a story succeed on social media. Youll be based in our New York City office & report to the Snapchat Supervising Producer. 

The Producer-Snapchat will lead by example in demonstrating Group Nines values: Care Deeply, Be Brave, Go First, Do Good, Stay Close, & Win Together.

WHAT YOULL DO:

  • Pitch, write, produce, & edit short-form videos for our daily Snapchat channels, including breaking news & original Snap series. 
  • Scour the web & social feeds constantly to pitch the most newsworthy, engaging, & visual stories of the day.
  • Identify strong, visual-first stories & pinpoint what makes a piece of content shareable & engaging. 
  • Quality-check final snaps before publishing to ensure spelling, sourcing, copy, & video meets NowThis style & accuracy standards.
  • Cover on breaking news & newsworthy events as needed, sometimes during off-hours.

SUCCESS WILL LOOK LIKE:

  • Owning the video creation process from pitch to publish: generating story ideas, writing, asset gathering, video editing, fact-checking, preparing for publication using Adobe Premiere & the Snapchat CMS. 
  • Turning around text-on-screen video edits to meet tight deadlines (sometimes 15-20 short stories per day).
  • Writing polished copy that demonstrates a skilful & sophisticated use of grammar, style, syntax, & tone + impeccable news judgment. 
  • Mastering the NowThis voice & style to create smart, palatable, succinct, & accurate videos that drive social conversation.

MUST HAVES:

  • 3+ years of experience writing & editing video for a news organization or other digital media publisher
  • 3+ years of experience working in Adobe Premiere + proficiency in Adobe creative suite 
  • Masterful writing & storytelling skills 
  • Experience meeting tight deadlines seamlessly 
  • A deep interest in daily trending news stories & current events
  • Strong news judgement & writing skills with superb attention to detail & accuracy
  • Ability to adapt writing style to suit a variety of story types with different tones

NICE TO HAVES:

  • Experience using the Snapchat Discover platform is a plus
  • Intimate knowledge of video trends across all social media platforms is a plus
 
 
 
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