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Content Producer

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*REQUIRED FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: An online portfolio or examples of work demonstrating expertise writing and content creation. Please paste link to portfolio on resume*

Job Description:
We’re looking for a visionary Content Producer with a comprehensive understanding of visual storytelling to join a nimble team dedicated to developing innovative reading experiences that exist at the nexus of words, images, and technology.

The Content Producer should be a clear-minded, strategic thinker who is enthusiastic about experimentation and skilled at working quickly and collaboratively to develop concepts and bring new ideas to life. They should have disruptive ideas for how to conceive and create compelling digital reading experiences that deliver on company Publishing’s vision. This role is critical to furthering the quality of the experience we provide our customers, to enhancing our competitive position, and to furthering innovation in the rapidly changing publishing industry. You’ll evolve and develop your ideas through creating scenarios, sketches, storyboards, wireframes, motion studies, mock-ups and prototypes. You’ll champion your concepts and ideas to diverse groups of developers, editorial leaders, and executives in ad-hoc and formal presentations.

Responsibilities include:
• Generate compelling storytelling solutions ideas based on specific content needs.
• Draft and edit content and proposals that support and advance the company's Publishing.
• Produce high-quality, innovative, cohesive deliverables that are customer-focused, simple and intuitive.
• Stay on the cutting edge of what’s new in technology and storytelling, identifying opportunities to experiment and apply new technologies to tell great stories.
• Work collaboratively with editors, designers, product managers, internal business partners, and other subject matter experts.
• Participate in the full lifecycle of product development; including ideation, design, development, implementation, and testing.
• Create documentation, requirements, and specifications to support development.
• Collect and analyze data to support further iteration and decision-making.

Required skills:
• Bachelor’s degree
• 5+ years in writing or creating content for digital platforms
• 2+ years experience creating (or contributing to) high quality visual storytelling projects on digital platforms
• An online portfolio or examples of work demonstrating expertise writing and content creation
• Ability to conceptualize and execute projects, with strong bias for action and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
• Self-starter with ability to manage multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment
• Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills

Preferred skills:
• Experience producing works that include video and animation
• Familiarity with the capabilities of HTML, CSS, and other basic technologies
• Experience art directing components of digital storytelling projects
• Passionate reader of ebooks, picture books, comics, transmedia and other forms of and digital content

Project Description: Leave coverage. Standard M-F. No OT. Total of 2-3 weekends possibly required during duration of assignment. Will be responsible for taking existing manuscripts and writing a creative brief. These briefs will be the key deliverable for this role. This is a new program, very ambiguous environment. Person will be working closely with the art director.

Must Haves:
5+ years of professional content producing experience. Leave coverage so must be able to come in and hit the ground running. Must be able to communicate visually so others can easily understand. Must have experience working closely with designers.

Nice to Haves: Publishing experience, specifically with non-fiction/memoirs, would be great to have, but not required.

Duration: Scheduled for 8 months. Minimal extension may be required as needed. No conversion anticipated at this time.

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