Video Content Creator (Shooter/Producer/Editor)

| New York, NY, USA
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Dotdash Meredith is one of the largest media companies in the world, reaching more than 200 million consumers globally across multiple platforms. Our portfolio includes influential brands such as PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Parents, Byrdie, Travel + Leisure, and Real Simple.

The Foundry is Dotdash Meredith’s award-winning native advertising and content studio. We are home to a best-in-class team of editors, producers, designers, developers, and talent managers, who collectively excel at creating high-quality, insights-driven content that inspires and engages. Dotdash Meredith’s unparalleled data, combined with The Foundry’s storytelling expertise, gives us the unique ability to connect beloved brands with passionate, cross-platform audiences at scale, and drive action.

The Video Content Creator is a multi-hyphenate role on the Foundry branded video team. We are seeking a skilled, naturally creative individual to produce, shoot and edit digital and social video. This role requires a Preditor background, and the ability to excel working both independently as well as in collaboration with internal video stakeholders. The Video Content Creator is a hands-on role, requiring professional level lighting, camera work, and the ability to edit video in a non-linear manner to produce dynamic branded video content.

Job Responsibilities:

Pre-Production

  • Provide creative and technical input on how to approach video capture that follow overall client specifications and guidelines as well as the specific vision for each project

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders upon project kickoff to ensure smooth execution

  • Develop the creative treatment and pre-production book for projects when needed

  • Lead both internal and external pre-production meetings

  • Pre-production tasks such as booking crew, securing locations, creating shot lists, securing equipment (in-house or rentals), conducting talent pre-interviews, creating shoot schedule and call sheets, booking catering

  • Providing answers and direction for set

  • Occasional scripting and working with talent to deliver VO, when applicable

Production

  • Set up and utilize a variety of camera, lighting, and grip equipment

  • Operate a variety of camera equipment for content capture

  • Run the set and shoot schedule

  • Manage crew and talent

  • Implement both internal and client feedback in real time to ensure continued DDM brand and client alignment

Post-Production

  • Video editing to create a variety of asset types including long-form videos, social content and sizzles

  • Manage the post-production process including ingest, editing, rounds of revisions, delivery and archive

  • Finishing skills required including light color grading and audio mixing

  • Seamlessly applying feedback from internal parties as well as client

  • Managing the project video budget

  • Tracking vendor contracts, invoices and payments

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience shooting, producing and editing video content in a professional capacity, branded content experience strongly preferred

  • Strong knowledge and experience with the entire production lifecycle, including pre-production, audio and video capture, lighting, studio and on-location environments, editing, and content delivery

  • Strong knowledge of various camera, G&E and related video equipment, coupled with the ability to select the best gear for any creative

  • Proficient skill in video editing/post-production software, while working specifically in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects

  • Proficient skill in producing, lighting and operating cameras for an efficient video shoot

  • Experience with quick turnarounds and implementing intensive revisions

  • Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills; able to self-manage against production timelines and successfully balance multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Able to adapt skills to the aesthetics of each project and thrive in the creative process of implementing the ultimate vision of the content you are working on

  • Social video creation experience a plus

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Location

225 Liberty St, New York, NY 10281

An Insider's view of Dotdash Meredith

What projects are you most excited about?

Atomic design is in our DNA at Dotdash. We're striving to have the dev and design teams work closer together and use a single source of truth for how components are pieced together using predefined molecules and atoms. This is exciting and innovative work that is helping us scale at an incredible rate and deliver on our promise of fastest sites!

Brian

Manager, Front-End Development

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We do quite a few things to encourage creativity like hackathons, design sprints, and "Unconferences". That said, I think the most meaningful thing we do is to encourage teams to be autonomous. Having control and ownership over their respective applications gives our team members the freedom to explore ideas to solve their own problems.

Nabil

CTO

What are Dotdash Meredith Perks + Benefits

Culture
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Summer hours
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Certain roles in some of our orgs can be designated as fully remote. Please see the job description for more information.
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Dotdash Meredith matches 100% of an employee's contributions up to 5% of their annual base salary.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Mother's room
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours

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