ABOUT VICE MEDIA GROUP
VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 21 offices around the world. VICE's content has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Peabodys, Golden Globes, Sundance Film Festival, George Polk, Scripps Howard, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, James Beard and Webbys, among others.
VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women; PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; and i-D, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture.
VICE x News
The award-winning VICE News team develops and produces news content across VICE platforms and partner platforms. The digital news team focuses on unique and creative ways to relay global news and tell high-impact stories. This is a collaborative team that works together to make everyone’s projects better. We believe in listening to everyone’s ideas and bringing on a diverse group of people who love working together to make the best, most unique news content out there.
Role x You
As a senior producer you will guide the editorial direction of digital videos for the VICE and VICE News YouTube channels and other digital platforms, by overseeing pieces and series and managing producers and associate producers. You have an exceptional handle on what makes a good story and know how to motivate and advise a team to get the best version of it.
In the short term… you will work with producers and APs to develop pitches for greenlight. You’ll have pre-production meetings to delve into angles, characters and story arcs, and help the team execute when they’re in the field. After deployments, you’ll edit, rewrite, and tweak scripts as needed, and work with the team throughout the editing process and final sign off by the EP. You will ensure all content adheres to the high editorial standards of Vice News. Expect to manage various shoots and stories at once.
After 6 months in this role… You’ll be developing edgier and more unique story ideas that set us apart, and making sure your ideas grow editorially. You’ll be regularly pitching new series and documentaries. You will grow into managing a team of 4-6 producers and associate producers.
And after a year... You’ll comfortably and independently lead editorial within the team, with a full understanding of what makes a Vice News story and digital production great.
You have these:
Minimum 6 years experience building stories with a team
Experience managing teams of producers, assistant producers, and editors to ensure deadlines are met
Excellent news judgment and experience developing and executing series
Mastery of story arc and how to build characters, scenes, and moments
Excellent writing and script editing skills
Collaborative team player with a positive attitude
Ability to develop and pitch unique story ideas and angles, with research to back it up
We’d love if you also had these:
Digital newsroom experience working on tight deadlines
Familiarity with video across digital platforms, including YouTube, Snapchat, and TikTik
Experience managing direct reports
Ability to edit on Premiere Pro
Working at VICE
VICE prioritizes the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business. To learn more read the VICE Guide to VICE
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