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At RightThisMinute, the videos are the news. The television show provides an entertaining way to watch the best new videos from all over the world, before you'll see them somewhere else. RTM combines the power of a nationally syndicated weekday television show with an all-video website, two apps, and a social community that loves to share videos. The massive amount of information and video available to the average person increases exponentially every year, especially with the rise of smartphones. News is everywhere. Around the clock, producers in the RightThisMinute newsroom sift through all that content to offer the best videos and the stories behind them to both a new and traditional audience on television, the web, and mobile. RightThisMinute is new, engaging, funny, important, informative, and just plain interesting. Available positions:

  • Senior Web Producer

Senior Web Producer/Managing Editor

RightThisMinute, a national television show based on web videos, is looking for a full-time Sr. Web Producer/Managing Editor. The Sr. Web Producer's key responsibility will be to assist in managing the editorial direction of content on RightThisMinute.com - with the goal of bringing in entertaining, user-generated web videos on a daily basis. We're looking for someone who can be a team leader, with a keen eye for trending web content, and excellent news judgment. This person would ensure that the content on RightThisMinute.com and its other digital channels is insanely clickable, timely, relevant to the news of web video, on top of the competition, and in line with RightThisMinute's overall content strategy: We find the best web videos before they go viral, and tell the stories behind them. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have a few years experience working at a professional news organization, online media, or related field, and will possess the following: solid news judgment, the ability to lead and innovate, excellent communication skills, an insanely strong attention to detail, and be obsessed with figuring out what videos people are sharing, liking, recommending, and talking about online. This is an intermediate level position. Salary depends on experience. Job is located in Phoenix, Arizona.


Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the editorial direction/content on RightThisMinute.com, and consequently our other digital channels including the mobile app, newsletter, RightThisMinute YouTube page, and video widgets
  • Make sure the homepage and headlines are a true thing of beauty, and ensure that our descriptions are accurate and informational
  • Decide what web videos we should be covering on a daily basis
  • Assist in acquiring permissions to web videos for digital syndication purposes
  • Monitor web analytics to understand traffic and develop new content strategies
  • Develop editorial plans/strategies around breaking news, promotions, special occasions, topics, holidays, etc.
  • Assist in Digital Marketing, including campaigns in Google AdWords, Taboola, YouTube and other marketing platforms.
  • Work closely with the television producers and Social Media Manager to collaborate on story ideas, coverage plans, and content direction
  • Work with the marketing and product development teams to ensure the website provides the best user experience possible, showcasing content in a way that ensures interaction and is easily digestible


Requirements:

  • 2-5 years professional background in journalism and reporting, preferably in an online environment
  • Management experience 
  • The ability to write strong, catchy, and clickable headlines for online video content
  • A great instinct for content that has the potential to go viral
  • A thorough understanding of new media, video, internet trends, YouTube and the social web
  • A strong attention to detail - You should be be a grammar/spelling/punctuation nerd :)
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, along with a strong knowledge of AP Style and best practices for web writing
  • Experience working with Google Analytics or other web analytics programs
  • Experience creating content for Facebook and Twitter in a professional environment
  • Knowledge of SEO and best practices for online publishing
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro or other video editing software
  • A background in cold-calling potential sources for stories and content permissions/licensing is a plus
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, or Drupal is a plus

Interested applicants please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected]

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