About.com is seeking an organized self-starter with an excellent editorial eye and strong creative instincts to fill the role of Assistant Editor, Video Content Development at our headquarters in New York City.
The primary responsibility of the Assistant Editor, Video Content Development will be the creation, development, and assignment of new video topics. In addition, this person will identify online video trends and help develop ways to incorporate those trends into larger content strategies.
A passion for online videos and content development is required. Experience in an online publishing environment is preferred. Note that this role is primarily focused on content development with very limited involvement in production and post-production.
Create and assign video topics to Producers.
Communicate with Producers on topic assignments.
Correspond and collaborate with About.com topic experts on video topic content development.
Assist Editor, Video Content Development, on the development and refinement of About.com video content strategy, including development of Special Projects such as web series.
Analyze performance metrics and other data to inform content development decisions.
Participate in video productions on as needed basis.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required.
Must have strong remote communication skills via email, phone, conference calls, etc.
Ability to multitask and collaborate as a team player in a fast-paced environment.
Candidate should have understanding of online video landscape and social media trends. Great editorial instincts and enthusiasm for online video a must.
Experience developing, producing and/or editing online video content preferred
Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint) preferred.
Background in lifestyle, tech, or educational content a plus.
Experience with Spanish-language video content a plus.