Zoomin.TV is looking for a
Online Producer USA Desk
The USA Desk at Zoomin.TV is the hub for all the news, stories and video content produced from the USA both for international and American audiences. We feature the characters and events that are moving people and driving conversations. We launch livestreams, cover protests and movements, profile unsung heroes, artists, politicians, entertainers and celebrities, and thought-leaders inspiring the world beyond the US borders.
Our video content is at the front and center of the topics that drive the news cycle and brings stories with a global perspective to American audiences through our 7 topical magazines: #LocalHeroes, #First2Know, #FuturePlanets, #Brainchips, #SparkyThoughts, #JustMe and #LifeHacks.
The USA desk manages a wide network of video journalists across the USA and plays a central role in adapting the international content produced by other desks for the USA audience.
This position has a flexible location. Applicants must have the legal ability and corresponding permits to work at the bureau of interest: New York City, Mexico City or Amsterdam.
Role and Responsibilities:
The USA desk online producer’s main responsibility is pitching and producing original video stories using Zoomin’s freelance video journalists network and in-house pool of editors.
Finding daily original stories and original story angles that resonate with USA audiences.
Spearheading the story-pitching process from the USA, working in coordination with the chief editors of the topical magazines.
Managing video projects throughout the whole production process, from conception to completion, including scripting and directing the edit process.
Assembling detailed pre-production documents and work with video journalists to communicate your vision.
Producing projects within budget and strategizing to maximize the use and relevance of the material shot.
Coordinating video needs and communicating with the chief editors of Zoomin.TV’s magazines, VJ coordinators, as well as with country representatives and other country desks.
Managing and expanding the video journalist network.
Conceptualizing and producing faster turnaround, shorter pieces for social media.
Crafting creative and compelling headlines and status’ for internal CMS and social media posts.
Proven track record of producing quality online video content.
Journalism, media, documentary production background and experience.
Command and hands-on knowledge on all aspects of the video creation process including camera, lighting and sound.
Passionate about strong visual storytelling and creative at finding new ways to tell stories.
Ability to multitask, manage several projects at once and prioritize.
Bulletproof research skills and solid grasp of social media best practices, trends and success strategies, including how to tailor video content for different social media platforms.
Ability to adapt international stories specially for American audiences and social media.
Solution oriented mentality, born troubleshooter and team-player.
Experience working with and contacts with freelance video journalists in the USA and beyond is a plus.
Native English and/or a second language a plus.
Must have a valid working visa for USA / Mexico City / Amsterdam.
Generation Zoomin is both curious and brave. We believe that empathy is the future. Our mission statement? ‘Dare. Care. Share’. We, like our viewers, are everyday heroes; ambitious world citizens and no-BS networkers, compassionate individuals who care about their world in a constructive and smart way. We engage with stories that bring change to people’s lives, focusing on producing inspiring, emotionally-compelling and empowering content.
Producing 400 videos a day in 20+ languages, Zoomin.TV is the world’s largest online news video publisher.
For more information please contact Bibi Nunez. Please send applications using the Apply button.