Mic is a diverse news and media company for young people. Our mission is to inform, inspire, and empower our generation to make change happen. Each month, more than 65 million young people rely on Mic to make sense of the world.
Mic is expanding its video offerings and looking for a highly organized and ambitious researcher to join Visions, the long-form video content team. Candidates will lead research and assist in the pre-production of the unit’s long-form series and documentaries. The Documentary Researcher will report to Mic's Senior Producer.
This is a contract position, with the opportunity to become a full-time, permanent role.
Perform in-depth research on long-form projects, which includes conducting pre-interviews, fact-checking and organizing findings
Help source stories, footage and photos
Review relevant news websites, publications and journals and stay up to date on new information
Assist in pulling archival content and clearing third-party materials
Communicate research with producers and work with production team to ensure research/content is used accurately and legally
3+ years relevant research experience
Excellent research skills and editorial judgment
Process-oriented, extremely organized
News savvy and passion
Ability to manage multiple projects in a high pressure environment
Passion for editorial storytelling, news and new media
Commitment to high standards — inherit understanding of journalistic editorial and creative best practices