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Video Content Creator

Dotdash Meredith

New York, NY 05-10-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Job Title
Video Content Creator (Shooter/Producer/Editor)

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

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: $67,200 - $96,000

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7y7jp-44-210-83-132-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $67,200 to $96,000 Per Year ($ 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.