Video Producer

Anywhere Full-time Allows remote

Summary

SumOfUs is hiring a Video Producer to help drive our social media membership and help bring our campaigns and stories to life. This position can be full-time or a bit less than full time (minimum 30 hours per week), based on the successful candidates’ preferences.

If you know how to tell vibrant stories; pluck engaging sound bytes from the news cycle and; and create viral content at a fast pace, then this is the role for you. Applications close on Friday, August 25.

You can work remotely from any timezone ranging between GMT+1 (Central European Time) to GMT-8 (Pacific Standard Time).

Who we are

We are SumOfUs:  a community of more than 12  million people, supported by a team of 34 campaigners, technologists, media-fanatics, data-geeks, and strategists. We’re passionate, we’re low-ego, and we’re fun to work with. Our mission is to curb the growing power of big corporations. We hold the biggest companies in the world (and their political allies) to account by mobilising millions of people to take collective action.

What you’ll do as part of our team

  • Lead SumOfUs’s video production work, from idea generation to execution;
  • Produce videos to serve SumOfUs’s worldwide campaign priorities; following the news cycle closely to lift up social media friendly moments to repurpose for our online audience;
  • Support campaigners to produce high quality videos that help us win campaigns, change the narrative around corporate power and engage our members.
  • Innovate and propose new ways of engaging social media to keep our social media content creation on the cutting edge;
  • Manage contracted videographers, editors, and motion graphics artists;
  • As needed, manage internal staff and contractors doing work related to video and multimedia;
  • Cultivate partnerships with external content creators (e.g. with producers at news outlets and non-profits that have a strong web video focus);
  • Develop and manage the organization’s multimedia archive.
  • Work with the Communications Director and the communications team to develop our social media strategy.

Skills and experiences you’ll need to bring

We have no formal education requirements – if you take on the role and are willing to grow with it, that’s all that matters. This role will require:

  • 2+ years in video and/or new media production and management;
  • Demonstrated storytelling instincts
  • Fluency in video editing software such as Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro, and motion graphics software like Adobe After Effects;
  • Basic knowledge of camera and sound equipment;
  • Comfortable in fast-moving work environments;
  • Dedicated to building a fairer and more sustainable global economy;
  • The ability to work  in diverse teams and across different cultural contexts;
  • Fluent in written and oral English;
  • Expertise directing, shooting, and editing professional videos; and
  • Ideas for how to improve SumOfUs’s social content production

Other skills that would be nice to have

Here’s a list of other skills that you might have. We know that no one can possibly have all these skills - you will likely be able to bring 2 or 3 of the following to our team:

  • A strong writer and communicator;
  • Great copywriting and proofreading abilities;
  • Experience tracking social media metrics
  • Proficiency in Spanish,French, or German  (native-level fluency is even better!);
  • Experience working closely with communities affected by corporate accountability issues -- from Indigenous communities to low-wage workers;

Benefits

Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on a combination of experience and the country you live in (for some context: for qualified applicants, this position in New York will pay between  $56,000 and $80,000 plus 8% retirement fund contributions and in London will pay between £37,000 and £52,000, plus 8% retirement fund contributions).

We offer significant benefits, including:

  • the ability to work from home or a co-working space,
  • flexibility to set your own hours,
  • five weeks vacation time per year,
  • paid-sick leave,
  • six months paid parental leave,
  • private health insurance, and
  • 8% retirement fund contributions.

This position will report to the Communications Director.

How to apply

We don’t find cover letters particularly helpful in seeing the way you might fit with this job. Instead, use the form below to upload your resume and your answers to the following questions in English:

  • Why are you applying for this job? (suggested word limit: 125);
  • Link to 1-3 bits of work that demonstrate your ability to make compelling content to engage social media audiences
  • List which of the “nice to have” skills above you believe you bring to the table, with a few words of explanation if that’s useful.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications close on Friday, August 25.

Further details

SumOfUs is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of SumOfUs to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment and employees and not to discriminate because of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, personal appearance, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, or political affiliation. Equal employment opportunities will be provided in employment, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

People from communities that traditionally experience discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or immigration status; women; new parents; people with disabilities; and LGBTQ+ people are especially encouraged to apply.

Apply for this opening at http://sumofus.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0mb1r?apply=true