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Video Journalist

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Our Fortune 500 client is looking for an innovative individual to create authentic stories and help build our video department. The “Video Journalist” will be responsible for conceptualizing, writing, producing and editing short- and long-form video elements for social, online and on-air use (including, for example, YouTube, Instagram and other video channels, as needed). It’s key that this individual demonstrate innovation and creativity for this position. They must have previous experience in video production with a proven ability to write and produce. This individual will oversee the building and maintaining of relationships with production companies/external vendors ― national and globally― to ensure creative continuity from idea inception to development. We are looking for this person to assess brand needs and deploy appropriate production agencies against work.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Conceptualize, write, produce and edit creative, engaging video pieces that tell an interesting story and are appropriate for the project, the brand and the audience
• Push the envelope of what digital video can do on social media platforms and online
• Partner with creative team members and other departments to ideate, brainstorm and develop creative around various campaigns and content marketing initiatives
• Help to build a video capability with the creative team
• Work with Art Directors to develop on-brand assets
• Assist on production shoots when needed
• Research, screen and log, build clip reels, select music and other tasks as needed
• Develop process to ensure consistent visual treatments are being applied across all Marriott brands through video content
• Maintain thorough and ongoing communication with the Account Managers to ensure schedule and deadlines are being met; report changes, raise necessary flags and convey delays so issues are resolved in a timely and effective manner
• Be thorough in the post-production process and be able to spot minor inconsistencies
• Demonstrate ability to multitask and to constantly track loose ends and report issues to the appropriate parties
• Create series trailers, sizzle reels, and animated GIFs for social platforms

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• 5+ years’ experience producing, writing and editing video for online, social or media channels, with consumer-brand focus preferred
• Proven performance in creating emotional and impactful consumer-focused video content for large brands
o Expertise should be focused in creating mobile/digital videos, primarily on YouTube platform

MINIMUM SKILLS/EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED:
• Deep and demonstrated knowledge of current social media technologies and platforms
• Must have online editing experience with Final Cut Pro
• Copywriting and visual storytelling skills are required
• Must have excellent knowledge of the video, audio and graphic post-production process
• Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Experience with VSEO

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