Video Coordinator, El Dodo
About The Dodo:
The Dodo is the leading digital media brand for animal people and the #1 animal brand on Facebook. We’re committed to creating fun, entertaining, emotional animal-related content — everything from cute viral videos to heartwarming rescue stories and meaningful advocacy pieces. Our audience is everyone who loves animals, from people who are obsessed with their pets all the way to people dedicating their lives to making the world a better place for animals. We are looking for passionate, proactive, flexible people who are interested in helping build a brand that not only entertains but makes people around the world feel connected to animals.
One of our core beliefs is that a workplace filled with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and personalities makes our team and our work better. We are a team of people from various social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds who value professional development, diversity, work/life balance, and doing meaningful work while having fun.
The Dodo is seeking a creative, efficient and organized editor to join our team as a Video Coordinator. You will have the exciting opportunity to work on El Dodo, our recently launched dedicated Spanish-language channel. We’ve already seen rapid audience growth on El Dodo since our page launched on Facebook in November and we want someone who is excited to continue this momentum and motivated to grow with us.
As the Video Coordinator for El Dodo, you’ll work directly with our Social Media Manager to thoughtfully repackage existing videos from English to Spanish using Adobe Premiere. The ideal candidate will be have an obsession with digital media, and be nimble and eager to stay two steps ahead of rapidly evolving best practices.
- Thoughtfully localize English text to Spanish, with an emphasis on achieving a conversational, native voice rather than direct translation
- Repackage videos from English to Spanish for El Dodo using Adobe Premiere
- Assist in producing and shooting live events
- Responsible for filing videos in our video database software
- Support our Social Media Manager by researching potential content partnerships with relevant brands to grow our Spanish-speaking audience
- Bilingual (native English and Spanish speaker)
- Strong attention to detail and time management skills are a MUST
- 1-2 years relevant experience editing on Adobe Premiere
- Good editorial judgment, writing skills, and ability to capture The Dodo’s voice in Spanish
- Strong interest in the overall mission of expanding a successful U.S.-based brand to an international audience
- A passion for The Dodo brand specifically and digital media as a whole
- Able to work independently and also exchange feedback with a close-knit team
- Basic After Effects a plus
The Dodo is a mission-driven, NYC-based digital media company committed to creating entertaining, meaningful animal stories. With over 2 billion video views per month, The Dodo has become the definitive content destination for animal lovers. We cover everything from viral videos and animal behavior to rescue stories and advocacy efforts from dogs who are obsessed with massages to rescued elephants enjoying life for the first time. Our goal at The Dodo is to deliver the most emotionally and visually compelling, sharable content to the widest audience possible.
We offer competitive pay, medical insurance, and perks like working from home on Fridays. Office culture and work-life balance are very important to us, and bringing your dog to work is encouraged! Our team is made up of enthusiastic, ambitious people who like to help animals and have fun in the process. The Dodo is a Group Nine Media brand in partnership with Discovery Communications, Thrillist, and NowThis.
About Group Nine Media:
Group Nine Media is the partnership of four mission-driven, category-leading brands covering food, drink & travel (Thrillist), news & entertainment (NowThis), animals (The Dodo) and science, tech & exploration (Seeker). We're one of the world's largest digital-first media companies, boasting over 5 billion video views every month, while providing consumers 360-degree experiences across web, social, VR and live events. At Group Nine Media, we care about the content our brands create, and if you're a talented passionate individual who does too, let's talk.
We offer great benefits such as medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), PTO, company paid AD&D, Life Insurance, Short-term & Long-term disability, and much more!
Group Nine Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and 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.
*Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered!