Assistant Producer - Mashable
Mashable is seeking a producer to join a growing team of creative digital video storytellers to cover social impact, activism, philanthropy and innovative efforts to tackle the world's most pressing issues. The ideal candidate will have at least two years experience writing, reporting, and producing videos for the internet and a strong interest in news and human interest stories. The ideal candidate is eager to work with a team taking smart, nuanced approaches to important topics, from poverty and global health to human rights and equality. A typical day for you involves reading the latest news and discussions on social media. You’ll write scripts. You may find yourself converting articles into scripts. You have experience writing for a general audience and can write clean, compelling copy accurately and very quickly. This producer should be able to clearly communicate assignments to a team of video producers & fellows, & manage & prioritize workflows & schedules. They will manage the delivery of videos formatted for various platforms -- horizontal, square, vertical -- to the social team for distribution. The producer will be working closely with the Director of Emerging Platforms.
The Day to Day:
- Producing multiple original videos a week, for multiple platforms, on multiple topics.
- Coordinating with team members, editorial leads, editors, writers, and illustrators on your stories.
- Staying engaged on social media networks.
- Meet or exceed monthly KPI goals.
- Two years of experience writing and reporting about technology.
- Demonstrated ability in field and studio production.
- Ability to turn over clean, well-written copy on extremely tight deadlines.
- Strong sense of visual storytelling.
- Multimedia skills: You understand the basics of shooting quality video, and know how to make footage look good even if you’re just using a phone.
- Enthusiasm for mobile storytelling tools, including (but not limited to) Instagram, Facebook Live, Snapchat, and the vertical "stories" format.
- Experience working for a website.
- Interest and knowledge in humor, pop and web culture
- Strong social media presence.
- You’re a team player.
Location: 114 5th Avenue, Floor 15, New York, NY 10011
Mashable is a media and entertainment company for superfans. We're not for the casually curious. Our entertainment series and editorial coverage are smart, clever, ambitious, in-depth, and first. We devour culture and tech. Our ideas shape the future and we speak to new influencers -- the early adopters who obsess with us around the globe. We deliver nearly 2 billion content views a month, with more than 70 million monthly unique visitors across platforms.
About j2 Global
Founded in 1995, j2 Global® (NASDAQ:JCOM) is an award winning, leading provider of Internet services through its two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media.
The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. It markets its services principally under the brand names eFax®, eVoice®, FuseMail®, Campaigner®, KeepItSafe® and Onebox® and operates a messaging network spanning 49 countries on six continents.
The Digital Media Division, created with j2 Cloud Services’ November 2012 acquisition of Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is the leading digital media company specializing in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, reaching over 117 million unique visitors per month. Ziff Davis sites include Mashable.com, IGN.com, PCMag.com, AskMen.com, ComputerShopper.com, ExtremeTech.com, Geek.com, LogicBuy.com and Toolbox.com. Ziff Davis also operates NetShelter, the largest community of technology publishers dedicated to consumer electronics, computing and mobile communications. Ziff Davis B2B is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors.
As of December 31, 2016, j2 Cloud Services had achieved 21 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth.
For more information about j2, please visit www.j2global.com
At j2 Global®, we work in a culture of collaboration and welcome those who desire to join our growing global community. We seek enthusiastic individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit looking for an environment that rewards your best work.
J2 Global offers competitive salaries, health benefits, a 401k, and company-sponsored events. If you’re seeking a dynamic work environment where you can see the direct impact of your performance, then j2 is the place for you.
J2 Global® is an Equal Opportunity Employer.