We’re looking for a smart, talented, enthusiastic producer who can encourage their team to be the very best it can be while obsessing over animal stories! The Associate Managing Producer at The Dodo will be responsible for a team of video editor/producers who create the heartwarming stories that makes us the No. 1 animal brand on social.
You will have experience pitching and producing stories, a history of working closely with editors, and you’ll be able to define what makes a Dodo story feel on brand. This role is a full-time position with the possibility to be remote and some flex hours; you will manage junior and mid-level editors and producers, and will be a key member of the video department’s management team and a key leader at The Dodo.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
Manage a select team of talented and creative editor/producers who produce and edit their own projects from start to finish; you will source story ideas, approve pitches, lead team brainstorms, and encourage your team to produce high-performing, fun, uplifting content that leaves our audience feeling warm and fuzzy
Maintain a deep understanding of all social platform performance best practices, and actively continue to educate the team and identify new best practices via weekly discussions with other managers as well as your own team
Foster a sense of community within your team via games, extracurricular meetings, or other meetups
Conduct regular 1:1’s and team meetings to set expectations, manage performance, accept and provide feedback, and provide each employee with continual growth opportunities
Work with other video leads to streamline workflows, boost team performance, and expand talent relationships with contributors
Write clever, engaging social copy for your team
SUCCESS WILL LOOK LIKE:
- Growing The Dodo’s social following and distributed revenue across social platforms
- Maintaining standards of excellence for your team’s videos and constantly pushing for innovation and new storytelling methods, inspiring your reports to think outside the box
- Making decisions with business needs in mind, always working to foster teamwork and grow the business
- Helping to produce compelling, on-brand content that plays forward our best practices and grows our audience base and revenue
- Working with your team to find new ways to tell stories while still keeping true to the Dodo brand
3+ years of hands-on relevant experience in producing video content for social distribution
- At least 6+ months’ experience managing direct reports
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to give quick, direct and effective feedback
- An obsession with animal content, and the social smarts to discover new search methods and sources
- Expert storyteller who can teach others how to create a satisfying arc, work effectively with talent and produce fun, unexpected moments/nuggets
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Foreign languages are a plus!
Why Work at Group Nine
We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. As part of our larger DE&I strategy, every employee goes through a series of DE&I training. We have incredible Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), with the support of our Head of DE&I and executive sponsors, that host everything from weekly safe space chats to community events.
We have amazing people. We can promise you’ll work alongside some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. Our people work hard but we always have fun doing it. Bottom line: we care about each other and we take our values seriously.
We care about you. We offer company-paid parental leave for everyone #inclusion. We also offer health, dental and vision insurance, along with a selection of voluntary benefits. We’ve partnered with best-in-class virtual care providers to bring health care, mental health support and meditation to all employees. Additionally, knowing that time away from work is integral to employee well-being, our time off allowances (consisting of vacation, sick, company holidays, volunteer and religious observances), ensure you have time to take care of yourself.
We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a matching 401(k) plan. Depending on the role, options may also be granted. We value development. We are a high-performance organization that challenges itself to continuously grow. We invest in employee development. You’ll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you’ll get even better once you’re here.
About The Dodo
The Dodo is the #1 media brand for reach on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, November 2019], and the most engaged media brand globally across all content genres [Tubular Labs, May 2020]. We tell fun, entertaining, emotional stories about animals that make people laugh, cry happy tears, feel ALL the feels, and fall in love with animals. In December 2016, The Dodo joined forces with NowThis, Thrillist and Seeker to form Group Nine Media — the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, June 2020].
About Group Nine Media
Group Nine has the most optimistic, fast moving, deeply connected brands in the categories that matter NOW. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, June 2020], Group Nine’s brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time. We reach over 80% of Americans in their 20s every month [Nielsen DCR, June 2020]. Audiences spend over 90 million hours a month engaging with our category-defining brands [platform analytics, August 2020] - NowThis, the no. 1 most-watched news and politics brand globally on social [Tubular Labs, May 2020]; The Dodo, the #1 media brand for reach on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, November 2019]; POPSUGAR, the #1 most engaged-with Women’s Lifestyle site in the U.S. [Comscore, February 2020]; Thrillist, the most-trusted digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment; and Seeker, the no. 1 science brand on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, April 2020]. Group Nine has been recognized with hundreds of prestigious awards including Edward R. Murrow, James Beard, Cannes Lions, Critic’s Choice, among others.