Video Director, Science
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A full time position at Vox Media, New York NY, USA
WHO WE ARE The Verge is an ambitious multimedia effort founded in 2011 to examine how technology will change life in the future for a massive mainstream audience. Our science programming spans our platforms and covers the space industry, climate and environment, energy, health technology, materials, and more.
The Verge is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about what’s now, what’s next, and what’s possible.
As a community of journalists and storytellers, business professionals, creators and technologists, we believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships. WHAT YOU’LL DO
The Verge is seeking a highly talented video director to join our science video team in creating unique non-fiction video content for our main YouTube channel and social platforms. Our video staff is part of The Verge’s editorial team; this is a job for journalists and storytellers above all.
As a Director, you will be embedded on our science video team, creating videos for YouTube, OTT, and any new emerging platforms. You’ll create original and serialized content with the video team, and identify articles on our website that will translate into awesome video. Your primary focus will be directing and editing, though you may also script copy for video as needed, and contribute graphics, stop motion, or animation. You will have the support of the producers on your team, but will be encouraged to wear many hats from story to story! This position offers creative freedom to jump into the deep end of the internet backed by kick-ass editorial support. Enthusiasm, leadership, an ability to juggle multiple projects, and initiative to kick-start projects in a busy work environment is a must.
Shoot and edit weekly science videos for The Verge’s YouTube channel, OTT apps, and social platforms Pitch new ideas for videos and formats Create shot lists, and help manage pre-production for videos Direct and coach on-camera editorial talent Support Producers to ensure deadlines are met while maintaining Verge quality standards Assist Producers with larger productions (shooting, lighting, editing) when needed Follow the latest news and trends related to The Verge’s coverage areas, particularly science
WHO YOU ARE The ideal candidate will be able to craft and produce cinematic moments while filming in a field or controlled studio setting, and will have extensive experience editing and elevating footage shot into clear and compelling narratives. Motion graphics is a plus. On camera ambition is welcome. We’re looking for a strong storyteller and visionary — people who are dialed into content that performs on the internet as well as a passion for telling stories about everything The Verge covers: technology, science, entertainment, transportation, politics, and design.
Professional experience in directing and editing Demonstrated storytelling capabilities with background in nonfiction storytelling / journalism Proficient in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop a must with Cinema 4D a plus High end shooting capability and familiarity shooting with Sony and Canon Cinema line is a plus Eagerness and ability to chase, own, and follow up on compelling stories Strong collaboration skills a must Strong communication skills a must Desire to conceptualize, develop, and produce both new series and formats Keen eye for aesthetics and visual storytelling Strong interest in The Verge’s coverage areas If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! We’ve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.
WHERE YOU’LL WORK Must be located in San Francisco, CA or New York, NY. This is a Flex opportunity. We’re dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees, and when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices.
WHY VOX MEDIA?
WHAT WE OFFER This is a permanent, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.
OUR DEI+ COMMITMENT Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves and create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products and services come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency and communication. Learn more about our values here, and our approach to corporate citizenship here.
Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to 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. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team (email@example.com).
WHAT COMES NEXT Along with your application, please submit a resume plus links to a portfolio website, individual videos, clips — whatever best reflects your skills and experience shooting and editing. Let us know specifically what you were responsible for in each example.
Our recruiting team will go through applications in a timely manner. Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from @voxmedia.com email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, and how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.
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