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Video Producer

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Crooked believes that we need a better conversation about politics, culture, and the world around us—one that doesn’t just focus on what’s broken, but what we can do to fix it. We are a media network that showcases stories, voices, and opportunities for activism that inform, entertain, and inspire action, because it’s up to all of us to do our part to build a better world.

Crooked is hiring for a Video Producer in the Production department reporting to VP of Production. This role will focus on creating a video version of Crooked’s popular daily news podcast, What a Day, for YouTube. This person will lead a small team and work collaboratively with the podcast team and show hosts to create a visually appealing version of the show that can find a new audience on video platforms. 

This role will require a shifted work schedule from Sunday through Thursday with 1:30pm - 10:00pm PST being the primary shift of work.

Crooked has adopted a hybrid work model for our entire staff. We believe that the best work is done in a hybrid capacity as it combines the flexibility of working from home with in person collaboration. We are looking for LA OR DC based candidates, or candidates willing to relocate within the first 3 months of accepting an offer. 

How You’ll Spend Your Time:

Converting the What a Day podcast into a Daily Video Series

  • Supervising the video component of podcast recordings from our LA-based studio
  • Working with a video editor to cut the episode in a timely manner for release the next morning 
  • Working with a video optimization specialist to hone publishing aspects of each video including titling, thumbnail, and promotional clips
  • Supervising the optimization of clips from the show for different social platforms

Ideating Other Video Opportunities for the Hosts or Team Behind What a Day

  • Driving creative on other opportunities or spin-off original video content we could create around What a Day to help the show reach new audiences

Advising on Other Crooked News/Politics Video Content

  • Providing a quality control viewing of the video version of Crooked’s Strict Scrutiny podcast that will be released every Monday morning
  • Considering how What a Day can be incorporated into other Crooked properties or channels as a regular news source
  • Coordinating the sharing of key new assets like broll or clips that could be utilized across multiple shows

What You’ll Bring To The Table:

  • 3-5 years as an online video content creator
  • Creativity with a flair for strong visual elements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to deliver quality work on a tight schedule
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask
  • Experience in a studio setting and/or on set 
  • Proficiency with Adobe Premiere 
  • Familiarity with digital cameras and production equipment
  • Understanding of digital media files, organization and formatting 
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, After Effects, and other parts of the Adobe Suite
  • A passion and deep knowledge for current events and key figures in national politics

This job description provides a summary of how you’ll spend your time but is nowhere near exhaustive, so other duties may be assigned over time. 

Pay and Perks: 

At Crooked, we believe in paying employees at or above market rates that are informed by salary surveys and industry benchmarks. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer full-time employees excellent benefits including:

  • Paid healthcare
  • 401k match 
  • Generous vacation
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • A discretionary year-end bonus
  • Did we also mention our offices are closed at the end of the year? 

When we open up a position, we conduct a market analysis to ensure we have the most up-to-date data. Once we’re ready to extend an offer, we look at the individual’s years of relevant experience and other compensable factors to determine a competitive offer. And for this role, the starting salary range is $75,000 - $85,000.

We welcome everyone—as an inclusive workplace, we invite all our employees to bring their authentic, whole selves to work. Our mission and intent is to encourage people from every nation, race/ethnicity, belief, gender, gender identity, sexual identity, disability, and culture to feel respected and valued for their unique contributions to our company.

We approach our work courageously, adapt and improve constantly, and celebrate the wins big and small. We cultivate a culture of creativity and expression at Crooked Media. We hire the best talent, ensure they have the tools and training they need, and set them free. If you have a high degree of ownership and are driven to excel, you’ll fit right in. 

That’s it. End of mission.

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