Associate Video Strategist – VICE Global – London
Company: VICE Global
About VICE Media Group
VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994,VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 25 offices around the world. VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women; PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; i-D, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture; and Garage, a digital platform and biannual publication converging the worlds of art and design.
VICE x Team
The Video Publishing team is responsible for packaging and publishing VICE video content across video-focused platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. The Video Publishing team works closely with content creators, producers, designers and post production teams to generate engagement across properties, utilizing data to ensure that VICE’s content is released in innovative and effective ways across platforms. We are a nimble team of creative thinkers with a strong focus on operational efficiency and a passion for experimentation.
Role x You
You are an innovative thinker who is enthusiastic about social video and all things VICE — someone who is packaging obsessed and possesses the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences.
In the short term you’ll be managing departmental workflow, optimizing processes around scheduling and publishing of videos across platforms. Reporting to the Senior Video Strategist, you’ll create high quality thumbnails, titles, copy, memes, gifs, and AP other creative assets to drive growth across all social platforms.
But after 6 months in this role we’ll see you collaborate on video programming strategies that build retentive audiences across platforms, and use knowledge of online video consumption habits to publish videos and links in the most effective way, ensuring maximum reach and impact.
And after a year you’ll conceive of and execute experiments across social platforms and build a dynamic test and learn feedback loop between the biggest audiences and world-class creatives at VICE.
You have these:
- Strong administrative and operational skills to ensure that all videos are being delivered on time
- Experience online writing/editing/curating/APing on the web
- Photoshop skills are a must. Premiere or video editing is a plus
- Understanding of the digital landscape and a proven interest in keeping up to date with developments in web platforms and applications
- Enthusiasm for experimenting with content and programming strategy to optimize for key metrics
We’d love if you also had these:
- Knowledge of the online video ecosystems and how to upload and optimize to each one
- Deep understanding of how titling and thumbnails can affect a video’s performance
- Strong familiarity with VICE video content and our online presence across platforms
Working at VICE
VICE prioritizes the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture and business. To learn more read the VICE GUIDE TO VICE.
VICE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that strives to create and maintain a workplace that celebrates inclusion and diversity. At VICE, we understand that inclusion and diversity are major benefits to our employees, our readers and viewers, and our company culture.
VICE requires that all employees have proper authorisation to work in the UK. Should an applicant require employment sponsorship, VICE will determine, in its sole discretion, whether such sponsorship will be provided.