Mic is looking for a stellar shooter/editor to join the Opinion video team. The shooter/editor will focus primarily on expanding Mic’s opinion video offerings, which often feature direct-to-camera speakers offering commentary on news events or issues.
Candidates should feel comfortable leveraging a range of shooting and editing techniques, with experience in everything from in-studio teleprompter shoots with celebrities and politicians, to handheld short-form documentaries.
The ideal candidate should be comfortable shooting with a wide range of cameras. In post production, candidate should also have an understanding of proper workflows including transcoding, pulling selects, and collaborating with producers to achieve the best possible product.
Shoot (in office and in the field) for Mic's short-form (1-5 minute) videos
Edit, in collaboration with writers and producers to maintain Mic’s editorial voice
Collaborate with Mic’s graphics team to produce original treatments specific to new projects
5+ years experience in video production (ideally 1+ in field production).
Extensive technical knowledge in 3-point lighting, experience with in-camera audio using lavalier and shotgun microphones, white balance, ISO, composition, variable frame rates, etc.
Highly skilled in Adobe Premiere and proficient in Photoshop, After Effects, audio sweetening, minor motion graphics work, transcoding, QCing final products and managing deliverables.
Proficient with Canon line of cameras, including the C100 & C300
Passion for journalism, nonfiction storytelling and visual experimentation
Deep understanding of visual composition and set design
Mic reaches a monthly audience of 65 million with original reporting on the most important issues and diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking and give voice to the underrepresented. We consider Mic the leading digital news company for society’s Change Makers, who most influence and impact the world.