Contract visual editor

Yahoo, Playa Del Rey, California

Date PostedNovember 01, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
SpecialtyArts/Lifestyle
Job StatusTemporary
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttp://Yahoo
Description:

About Oath Studios

Oath Studios is a premier digital studio servicing the Media Brands & Products organization based within Oath, a Verizon company.  We are a team of 150+ creative developers, producers, talent, post-producers, graphic designers, and programmers. From the field and from studio spaces in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, and New York, we produce dozens of original videos every day for Oath brands, including Yahoo News, HuffPost, AOL.com, Yahoo Finance and Tech, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Entertainment, and Yahoo Lifestyle.

 

What We Are Looking For

Yahoo Lifestyle and Entertainment is looking for a Visual Editor to create daily news-driven videos for our owned and operated sites. This contract-based role works directly with the editorial teams to produce quick “text on screen” videos for placement in our original articles. The ideal candidate can summarize articles into bite size pieces with compelling visuals.  Please note: This role is based in Los Angeles and candidates should be available to work at the Oath offices in Playa Del Rey for consideration. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Create text on screen videos for buzzy news stories
  • Write engaging, grammatically correct descriptions and captions
  • License imagery and footage from photo agencies and/or individuals
  • Identify trending news stories using content discovery tools

Required Professional Experience and Skills

  • 3-4 years of editorial experience at digital media company
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Experience with Adobe creative suite, specifically Photoshop  
  • General understanding of copyright and fair use
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from management

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