Vox Media's SBNation.com is seeking a talented Director to join our video team working on content built specifically for off-platform channels like Facebook and YouTube. Our video staff is part of SB Nation’s editorial team; this is a job for creative storytellers who are passionate about sports.
The ideal candidate will be able to craft cinematic moments whether filming in the field or a controlled studio setting, and will have extensive experience editing footage into clear and compelling narratives. They will have a deep understanding of conventional storytelling techniques as well as the desire to be innovative in their approach to cinematography and post-production. We’re looking for someone with a love and knowledge of sports and an eagerness to find new ways to tell stories.
As a Director, you will be embedded with our team, creating videos for our off-platform channels — primarily Facebook and YouTube. This will include a variety of content types from short, highly engaging videos to longer deep dives. Part of the production process will include working with our producers to create original and serialized content as well as identifying editorial content that will translate into awesome video. Enthusiasm, willingness to travel, an ability to juggle multiple projects, and initiative to kick-start projects in a busy work environment are all musts.
Experience / Skills
4+ years of professional experience in directing, shooting, and editing
Ability to chase, own, and follow up on compelling stories
High end shooting capability and familiarity shooting with the C100, C300, and Sony A7s II
Ability to operate stabilizing rigs including Glidecam and MoVI/Ronin
Expert in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop
Motion graphics experience a plus
Strong interest in sports and understanding of SB Nation’s voice.
Ability to conceptualize and develop both new series and formats for our current programming
Balancing the work of a variety of projects, from daily deliveries to longer video productions
Working closely with video, editorial, and social team members to deliver the highest quality and highest impact content possible
Participating in brainstorms and bringing new ideas to the table
Developing content for various platforms and audiences, with a focus on Facebook and YouTube.
Keeping up with SB Nation’s written content with an eye for both content and development
If this describes you, please send a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter or in a separate document, give us at least three examples of videos you directed and a short description of your role in the production of each video. This position is based out of our new studio in downtown New York City. Salary is commensurate with experience.
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