The Hired Guns is seeking a visual Producer-slash-Editor, commonly known as a “Preditor.”This is your chance to be the first hire in a newly created video team within the content lab of a truly ginormous consumer company (It’s a brand that your eight-year-old niece could name). Bring your video production and editing skills, as well as your talent for building new functions and teams, and you’ll be first among the best.
You’ll be assigning out video projects – both to in-house and agency resources – as well as conceiving, shooting, directing and editing your own work. As the first entrant to the room, it’ll be up to you to establish the look and feel of video storytelling at the company. As you build out your team, you’ll be assembling a roster of talent who can best execute on your vision, and much of your early work will consist of collaborating with key stakeholders to develop the workflows and processes around approving, assigning, executing and editing projects.
The production strategy that you develop will be a thing of beauty both as a standalone and as part of the larger organization’s mission. Especially in the early days as things get built, you’ll nimbly zoom back and forth between large strategic concerns, mid-level blocking-and-tackling considerations, and the in-the-weeds challenges of specific projects. Thus you’ll call on a robust variety of skills, from the technical/visual chops that started you down this path to the analytical and leadership qualities you’ve developed along the way.
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Your years of experience in editing, production and people-management have given you an unusual ability to straddle the worlds of the creative and the practical. You can take direction from the higher-ups and turn that into shippable product while remaining sensitive to the workings of the creative mind, and you can deliver on-point, commercial product without sacrificing vision. You’re great at directing work flow for team members, vendors, contractors and contributors, and you’re always looking for the next big tool to move your goals forward.
Get ready to describe the visual/video storytelling guidelines you’ve established in a previous role.
This job has the potential to be enormous, given that you are joining a transformative startup within a Fortune 100 company and will have real impact on its video storytelling for years to come.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.