The Dodo is hiring an Associate Video Editor/Producer for our Kids team. We’re looking for an excellent visual storyteller who can craft compelling, emotional, and funny animal videos for kids.

In this role, you’ll create Dodo Kids videos for our existing franchises and help develop stories and formats for new series (and one-offs.) You should be comfortable owning each part of the production process: coming up with ideas, writing scripts, directing talent, brainstorming motion graphics, and editing episodes from start to finish. You should also be an adept creative collaborator who can partner with team members and jump in to help others at any stage of the process.

The ideal candidate will have an obsession with digital media, and be nimble and eager to stay two steps ahead of rapidly evolving best practices. You’ll have a sense of fun and positivity, and a willingness to collaborate with a tight-knit, fast-paced team. A love for animals and an interest in kids content are required. Experience creating for YouTube is a strong plus.  

Responsibilities

  • Help produce Dodo Kids videos from beginning to end, with a focus on editing and visual storytelling.
  • Pitch new stories for video and develop new concepts for franchises
  • Find the Dodo angle in a pitch and craft original narratives that exemplify the Dodo Kids voice and brand
  • Write age-appropriate and compelling scripts for kids
  • Use feedback and data to iterate on your content, taking note of what works for our audience (and what doesn’t) to build a robust set of best practices

Qualifications:

  • Experience creating narrative video 
  • Proficiency with Adobe Premiere
  • Strong creative and organizational skills
  • A love of animals and interest in kids content
  • Desire to work for a new brand within a growing company
  • Ability to work independently and also exchange feedback with a close-knit team

 

Who is The Dodo?

The Dodo is the world’s #1 animal brand and and the most engaged-with media brand globally across all content genres. We’re obsessed with creating fun, entertaining, emotional content that makes people fall in love with animals. We’re looking for committed, proactive and positive people who want to help build our brand and grow with our company. We offer competitive pay, medical insurance, and perks like working from home on Fridays. Office culture and work-life balance are very important to us, and bringing your dog to work is encouraged! Our team is made up of enthusiastic, ambitious people who like to help animals and have fun in the process.

 

About Group Nine Media:

Group Nine’s mission is to tell great stories that spark action and make a real difference. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, July 2019], Group Nine’s brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time. We reach over 70% of Americans in their 20s every month [Nielsen, July 2019]. Audiences spend nearly 50 million hours a month engaging with our category-defining brands - NowThis, the no. 1 most-watched mobile news brand in the world; The Dodo, the no. 1 animal brand on digital; POPSUGAR, the leading digital lifestyle brand for women; Thrillist, the most-trusted digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment; and Seeker, the no. 1 science brand in the U.S. Group Nine has been recognized with hundreds of prestigious awards including Edward R. Murrow, James Beard, Cannes Lion, Critic’s Choice, among others.

 

The perks!

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. From pride to wellness to diversity, employees lead clubs that matter. We also know how to host a top-notch happy hour. Bottom line: we care about each other and we take our values seriously.

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.

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. Knowing that time out of the office is as important as time spent in the office, our vacation, sick, and federal holiday allowances 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 diversity and inclusivity. Group Nine Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Group Nine Media is also a participant in e-verify.

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