The Takeout is seeking a Chicago city based Video Lead to join their editorial team. The Video Lead will be responsible for ideating and producing editorial videos and video franchises with the goal of driving views, engagement and brand awareness.
The ideal candidate will be an idea machine who has a nose for pitching highly engaging short-form video content that plays well on digital platforms. You should excel at collaboration – working closely with the editorial team and the video production studio and be comfortable owning the video process for G/O Media from concept to delivery. You should have experience working with and developing on-air talent, studio producing, field producing, and recording subjects via remote set-ups. You will utilize traffic data, demographic information, and other key data points when pitching and refining your video content.
This role reports into Editor-in-Chief with a dotted line to the Head of Video for G/O Media. This is a hands-on role for a person passionate about G/O Media and willing to get their hands dirty creating short-form compelling video content on a daily basis.
Oversee the day-to-day production for the The Takeout video content, working closely with the site’s edit team and the video studio.
Ideate, develop, and execute upon a large number of short-form video projects for G/O Media with a quick turnaround.
Work with cross-functional team members to meet all content deadlines and the site’s traffic goals.
Support any video projects as assigned by the Editor-in-Chief.
3-5 years’ experience in digital video production or a corresponding field.
Ability to work within tight schedules and meet deadlines.
Top-notch collaboration skills and the ability to represent video production among editorial staff.
Strong organizational skills.
A keen editorial eye: the ability to understand what makes great storytelling and how to structure it to appeal to a digital audience.
Understanding of the short-form digital landscape.
Passion for G/O Media and its brands.
G/O Media is deeply committed to fostering a transparently inclusive workplace environment, and people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our company-wide mission is to reach very diverse audiences, and so, we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.
This is a position covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the WGA-E.