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Journalism Associate: AOL.com

AOL’s flagship site holds all the important stories from the web, in one convenient destination. The hub for news, entertainment, sports, finance, human interest stories, and more. Plus, you can enter your location for a more relevant, localized experience.

As a journalist, you want to make an impact and have your content resonate with readers across the globe. At Oath, we provide recent graduates the opportunity to engage with over a billion monthly active users.

This January, we’re kicking off our Associates Journalism Program in New York. As a Journalism Associate, you’ll get to work with one of our Editorial Brands.

The four brands with associates programs this year are:

  • HuffPost
  • AOL.com
  • Yahoo Finance
  • Yahoo News

Your Mission:

Build the future, cultivate wonder, and kick ass in a diverse culture with a strong sense of play that thrives on iteration, encourages risk, and rewards the bold. As a Journalism Associate, you get two years, two different placements within one of our brands and a charter to work alongside exceptional journalists and producers. Halfway through, we’ll take a trip around the world to visit our global offices, explore other newsrooms, and learn new perspectives. And if you’re still not convinced, during the program you’ll work with leaders, mentors and executive coaches.

A little about us:

Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of 50+ media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media.

A little about you:

Are you obsessed with finding and following the latest trends on social? Do you feel like you can predict the next big thing to go viral? Are you looking for a fast-paced, exciting job where you’ll be able to work with social media to engage users, grow audience, and produce viral videos?

AOL.com is currently seeking a Distributed Video Production Associate to join the audience development and programming teams. You will work for our distributed video brand, In The Know, which drives 600M+ video views monthly and is Oath’s largest original video brand.

You will be integral in creating In The Know’s video content that will be distributed to millions of people every day. This role encompasses the entire production process of viral video content creation. This includes finding and sourcing stories and video footage, producing high quality text-to-video pieces, and sharing videos across various social media platforms. You will also be responsible for tracking and analyzing social media statistics to help the team develop strategies around video distribution on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and partnerships.

Our ideal candidate has a strong understanding of how to create and distribute viral video content across social media platforms and the ever-changing landscape of digital video. The candidate can efficiently create videos, will be able to guide and train those who are less experienced and can help the video team accomplish day-to-day tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce, create, curate, and publish highly-shareable, social-first video content to drive new audiences to our brand

  • Ability to quickly and efficiently edit videos from start to finish for multiple social platforms.

  • Provide feedback, editorial suggestions, and copy editing for team members’ videos in order to create pixel perfect and flawless content.

  • Locate and source potentially viral clips on a daily basis, and be comfortable following up to secure rights to content.

  • Coordinate and plan video production schedule, including overseeing on-site and off-site shoots, managing equipment and securing talent or necessary interviews.

  • Shoot high-quality footage with standard camera equipment — with quick on-your-feet thinking to capture key moments that will translate to social video.

  • Manage and contribute to video posting on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

  • Track social performance for the brand and communicate wins and growth strategies to the team effectively.

  • Attend daily team planning and content review meetings to decide day-of video content assignments, contribute new ideas and give valuable feedback to team members.

  • Organize content calendar for planned video stories and ideas with the ability to make real-time decisions about viral content placement.

All the ways you’re ready for this adventure:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in journalism or related field.

  • Fewer than 1 year of work experience (post-college/university).

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud apps, specifically Premiere Pro and After Effects.

  • Strong ability to give real-time feedback and editor expertise on peers’ content and videos.

  • Must be comfortable finding, sourcing and editing 2+ videos a day.

  • Understand how to adapt stories and write for video.

  • Comfortable using Facebook to schedule and distribute video and text content.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment with real-time feedback.

  • Can effectively handle multiple projects at once and meet tight deadlines.

  • Strong communications skills and ability to write fun, informative social copy.

  • Experience using tools like Sprout Social, Hootsuite, Crowdtangle, Content Management Systems (CMS) and Photoshop a plus.

  • Must have knowledge of how video is programmed and distributed across platforms and must be willing to contribute new ideas for growth.

DETAILS

SALARY: Competitive
SCHEDULE: Full-Time
DURATION: Permanent
WORK SETTING: Office

CONTACT INFO

John Debkowski
debkowski@oath.com
3479337545
website

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

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HOW TO APPLY

Deadline: December 30, 2017

Please apply directly online: https://oath.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/careers/job/US—New-York-Broadway-770/Journalism-Associates-Program–AOLcom_JR0001013