Associate Producer/Junior Video Editor

New York Post

Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 1+ years

The New York Post provides readers with the best in News, Sports, Pop Culture and Entertainment – with signature wit, irreverence and authority averaging 90 million unique viewers a month. Over the past 220 years, The Post has evolved into a multi-platform media company spanning print, digital, video, audio, app, television and commerce.

OUR SPOT: The New York Post is the nation’s oldest newspaper with the youngest, most ambitious video department. We want to make our mark in digital video and create memorable work and new watching habits among our audience. The legacy of the great headlines conveys the attributes of our videos: bold, irreverent, judgmental, confident and clever. We want to make videos that surprise viewers. We seek someone who believes news doesn’t have to be boring to be news and who appreciates serious and quirky stories. Let’s talk! We are an equal opportunity employer.

The Page Six video team is seeking an Associate Producer/Junior Video Editor to help us make existing series and compelling, shareable videos about gossip, celebrities, and fashion – subjects that are the mainstay of the nation’s most iconic gossip column. We seek a candidate who is excited about new types of multimedia storytelling and has a track record of creating digital video. Must be aware of latest formats and trends in digital video as a distinct form of content versus television.

This is an opportunity to work with an iconic media brand as it experiences exponential digital growth. New York Post and Page Six videos have received more than a billion views in the past few years.

Responsibilities include:

  • Enterprising daily Page Six video content
  • Monitoring all upcoming Page Six articles to be in sync with the content flow
  • Editing together clips at a fast pace, as well as editing longer stories throughout the day
  • Reaching out to clear video from original sources found on various social media platforms
  • Pitching video ideas daily and contribute to team brainstorming

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 1-2 years experience editing short form celebrity videos for digital outlets
  • Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Premiere
  • Deep passion for celebrity journalism and possess deep knowledge about the latest celebrity gossip, feuds, scandals and hookups (You should live and breathe celebrity lifestyle, fashion and social media, with your fingers on the pulse!)
  • A great eye for stories that are about to trend, and will be able to think creatively about the best video approaches for those
  • Ability to color correct and mix audio
  • Experience working both with and without a producer
  • Experience with multicam editing
  • Ability to select and use music to match the tone and style of the story
  • Ability to work very quickly under pressure and juggle dozens of stories throughout the day
  • Excellent research skills, including on all social media platforms
  • Knowledge about social video on all platforms and an understanding of what videos perform well on Instagram, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter
  • A can-do attitude and ability to work successfully in a team environment
  • Experience working autonomously in a fast-paced newsroom environment on weekly deadlines
  • Ability to write a script is a plus
  • Motion graphics experience a plus, as is simple animation
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends, on rare cases, if required

Note: The NY Post has returned to office in a hybrid capacity.

As an equal opportunity employer, the New York Post does not discriminate in hiring or the terms and conditions of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The New York Post will consider the provision of reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants to enable them to participate in our application process and to effectively perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would impose an undue financial or operational hardship.

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