The biggest digital player in women’s media is on the prowl for a Senior Vice President of Video who gets that there is more to life than beauty hacks and cooking how-tos. They’re looking for someone who can build an Emmy, Webby and Cannes Lion -Award winning video team creating content that thrills, delights, and inspires—someone who can create shareable video that will bring back visitors again and again.
This rapidly growing media company is putting digital video front and center. Now they need a mastermind to architect and elevate the network through original programming, killer development, syndication deals, access to fresh and A-list talent, and drive creative thinking company-wide. You’ll be managing three in-house production studios as well as outside firms. You’ll get your work in front of millions people every month (with hundreds of millions of social fans). You’ll have the resources to go after top talent and work with the best partners in the industry.
While a lot of players out there have no choice but to deliver oatmeal service content, not so with this company. They plan on using humor as an edge in their original programming — both scripted and unscripted.
Hired Gun Profile
You’re the Andy Cohen of digital video. You know what women want, and it’s not what’s currently out there. You have a strong point of view on what the world needs now and are looking for just the right home to put your ideas to work. You also have a big fat dose of Amy Schumer in your blood. And are eager to create programming where humor is part of a winning equation.
You know how to create watchable web series (emphasis on watchable) from the bottom up and are hungry to break entirely new ground. That’s because good content is good content and you can see a day when your shows are getting distributed not only on YouTube but via Netflix and even being reverse-syndicated through Cable TV.
A top candidate will aspire to shake up women’s media, with great ideas that she/he can make happen. Someone who can recruit great talent both in front and behind the camera. Someone who will lead, inspire confidence, teach, and solve tough problems. Someone who can think fast, start fast, fail fast and try again even faster. Someone who can run at this opportunity with full gusto. A passion for lifestyle content and pop culture is a given. The ability to manage the creation of large amounts of content on deadline, within realistic budgets, is a given. Serious digital video chops (with a deep understanding of video production, digital distribution, and social sharing) are a given.
We’d love someone whose early career includes being a predator and being in or close to development. Someone who saw the opportunity in digital and moved fast, early. These folks in particular appreciate strong humor writing chops and stints in and around the Sketch comedy world (Upright Citizens, Second City, SNL and the Late Night shows).
Do you have viral video hits that demonstrate your talent? Have you made ground-breaking video with a major media player or agency? Have you created a mega-successful YouTube channel? If so, this could be the gig for you.This is a singular opportunity with both the corporate support and resources to change the face of digital video.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.