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 building a world class video department and is looking for a highly organized and ambitious producer to join its short form video team. Candidates should be passionate about media, politics and the digital news industry. The right candidate will be an avid consumer of news and should have a good understanding of what makes social content compelling. Experience in a newsroom is required, political reporting is a plus. This role is an opportunity to join a fast-paced video news desk and to help bring stories to life.
The News Story Producer will report to the team's Lead Producer.
Write copy for daily videos
See each video to completion, from pre-production to post production
Monitor news for trending stories that are visually engaging
Surface content with viral potential and secure permissions from rights owners for content use
Assist the video editors with assets for each story
Identify and pitch breaking news stories
Pitch thoughtful takes on the news of the day
Work with fellow producers and editors to execute on original storytelling
Assist in the quality check of each video
Devise new templates and formats to grow short form video offerings
2+ years of experience in writing for video
Sharp writing sensibility
Keen sense of visual storytelling
Commitment to high standards and an understanding of editorial voice and best practices
Passion for news and news commentary
Ability to manage multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment