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Talent Director

Dotdash Meredith

New York, NY 03-05-2024
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Job Description
Job Title
Talent Director
Overview:

We are seeking a dynamic and data-driven Talent Director to join our Video Team. This role is pivotal in curating top-tier talent across film, television, sports and music for our digital video series on YouTube and other platforms. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of strong industry relationships, a strategic proactive mindset, creative prowess in talent pairing, and deep knowledge of the digital video ecosystem on YouTube.

Responsibilities:
• Leverage, cultivate and nurture relationships with top-tier talent agencies, streaming platforms, and other talent representatives to secure high-profile talent for digital video (new development and existing series).
• Strategize and develop winning pitches that drive favorable agreements with talent representatives, ensuring terms align with project requirements and timelines.
• Design and implement booking workflows and tracking systems in collaboration with internal teams, including Central Video, Brand Editorial, Social and PR.
• Utilize data-driven insights and tools such as Tubular and other video data analytics to identify trends, audience preferences, and talent performance metrics, guiding talent selection strategies.
• Collaborate with content creators, producers, and other stakeholders to creatively pair talent with projects, ensuring alignment with audience interests and project objectives.
• Stay abreast of industry developments, emerging talent, and digital video trends to inform talent acquisition strategies and project ideation.
• Monitor and analyze talent performance metrics post-project to evaluate effectiveness and inform future talent selection strategies.
• Provide feedback into the creative process to help improve the securing and matching of talent to video.

Qualifications:
• Proven track record of success in talent booking, particularly within the YouTube space.
• Established relationships with top-tier talent agencies, streaming houses, and talent representatives.
• Strong proficiency in utilizing data analytics tools such as Tubular and other video data platforms to inform talent selection and project strategies.
• Experience working closely with digital video producers on editorial, talent-driven short and long-form video for YouTube and other social platforms.
• Demonstrable knowledge of YouTube audiences, performance metrics, content formats, and ecosystem dynamics.
• Excellent pitch and negotiation skills with the ability to secure high-profile talent within project budgets and timelines.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

It is the policy of Dotdash Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Company will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing ddm.hr@dotdashmdp.com.

Pay Range
Salary: $80,500 - $115,000

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7y1xq-3-230-143-213-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $80,500 to $115,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Dotdash Meredith

Dotdash Meredith is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith’s over 40 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, Food & Wine, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, and Southern Living.