Video Director, The Verge San Francisco
Company: Vox Media
Vox Media employees thrive on innovation and change while ambitiously seeking to master their subject areas, hone their craft, and improve their communities. We help smart, talented, creative professionals make a meaningful impact in media, technology and the world around them. The Vox Media house of networks includes industry-leading media forces like SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode, Racked and Polygon, and reaches an audience of hundreds of millions, generating over a billion content views each month.
The Verge is seeking a talented Director to join our video team in creating thoughtful and dynamic non-fiction stories. Our video staff is part of The Verge’s editorial team; this is a job for journalists and storytellers above all. This position is based in San Francisco.
The ideal candidate will be able to craft cinematic moments while filming in a field or controlled studio setting, and will have extensive experience editing footage shot into clear and compelling narratives. They will have a deep understanding of storytelling techniques and a desire to be innovative in their approach to cinematography and post-post production. We’re looking for strong storytellers — people who have a passion for journalism and engaging in conversations about technology, science, entertainment, cars, politics, and design.
As a Director, you will be embedded with our field team, creating videos for TheVerge.com, YouTube, and Facebook. This will include a variety of content types from short and engaging videos to long form deep dives. Part of the production process will include working with our producers to create original and serialized content as well as identifying editorial content that will translate into awesome video. Enthusiasm, willingness to travel, an ability to juggle multiple projects, and initiative to kick-start projects in a busy work environment is a must.
- 5+ years of professional experience in directing, shooting, and editing digital video
- Background in nonfiction storytelling
- Ability to chase, own, and follow up on compelling stories
- High end shooting capability and familiarity shooting with the C100, C300, and Sony A7s II
- Experience with high level lighting in controlled studio environments
- Ability to operate stabilizing rig including Glidecam and MoVI/Ronin
- Expert in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop
- Strong interest in all of the Verge’s coverage areas
- Ability to conceptualize and develop both new series and formats for our current programming
About working at Vox Media: This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits—including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You'll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that's challenging and fun—and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.