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Senior Producer, Digital Video Franchises


Senior Producer, Digital Video Franchises

• Expert Level


USA TODAY Studios, the USA TODAY NETWORK’s premiere digital video studio, seeks a Senior Producer to help produce, manage, and grow a slate of short-form video franchises.

Category Digital Media  Editor  Producers  Social Media  Video Editor  Video Producer 
Location Phoenix, Arizona Area, Washington D.C. Metro Area, Greater New York City Area, Greater Atlanta Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Oct 30, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

USA TODAY Studios, the USA TODAY NETWORK’s premiere digital video studio, seeks a Senior Producer to help produce, manage, and grow a slate of short-form video franchises.

The Sr. Producer will help lead development, editorial planning, production, coordination, and publishing / storytelling strategy across platforms, with a focus on short-form storytelling on social media and emerging platforms.

The ideal candidate possesses a strong command of the entire digital video and social media ecosystem, with a focus on short-form video storytelling. You’re a native user of TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and other emerging digital platforms, with an intrinsic working knowledge of trends and audience preferences in those spaces. You’re laser-focused on editorial and production best practices, with great attention to detail and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. You know how to develop and execute thematic, series-driven approaches to video to delight audiences, partners, and sponsors.

Excellent editorial judgement and knowledge / passion for a range of verticals, including lifestyle, tech, news, and entertainment, is essential.

The Sr. Producer will be a key stakeholder within USA TODAY Studios and the broader USA TODAY Network video organization, involved in developing, strategizing and planning a range of other franchises and projects as well.

The role requires a hands-on leader and excellent communicator, with the ability to interface with editors, producers, reporters, product and sales teams around the USA TODAY Network. Management of staff and contractors is also a possibility.

The role is preferably based in New York City, Washington, DC, Atlanta, or Phoenix.

  • Produce, manage, and grow a slate of short-form video franchises.
  • Manage publishing process to ensure content is optimized across multiple platforms.
  • Work with the broader video team, digital distribution team, content and sales teams, across the USA TODAY Network to maximize reach and impact of franchises.
  • Help manage and grow relationships with outside content creators across a range of topic areas.
  • Manage staff and contract producers and editors.
  • Be immersed premium digital content trends to ensure our franchises stay ahead of the curve. 
  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 7+ years of professional experience in digital media with a focus on show-running, video production, and editorial.
  • In-depth experience in all editorial and production aspects of premium digital video.
  • Experience producing video for digital platforms in multiple formats.
  • Strong writing and editorial decision-making skills.
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to manage employees.
  • Understanding of Web technology, CMS systems, digital video, digital audio, streaming, video editing, and Web analytics.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer, pre-employment background check.
Application Instructions: 

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order: 
  • Your resume – one to two pages.
  • A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  • Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role. 
  • It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration. 
The annualized base salary for this role will range between $48,094 and $113,203.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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