• Writer/Producer - VidCon

    Job Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    iCIMS ID
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    The VidCon Writer / Producer creates, edits and produces editorial content devoted to engaging the VidCon audience year-round on the web, social networks, video platforms and podcasting services.  The Writer / Producer is tasked with writing, producing and editing video, text, audio and image/graphic assets- up to 10 items daily across VidCon’s social and web channels.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background creating video, text and photo-driven content across popular social networks, with a concentration on visual storytelling and journalism – vertical and horizontal video production skills and passion necessary.    


    Specific Responsibilities

    • Produce content relevant to our three distinct audiences and our 3 adjacent audiences – with an early focus on the community/fan audience
    • Create graphic elements that tie into our overall brand messaging
    • Assist in developing a unique voice that resonates with our target audiences, but also one that dovetails with VidCon’s broader corporate goals
    • Meet or exceed viewership, view and share goals as set by the Content Director and GM
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with key content creators at other Viacom properties
    • Nurture and grow VidCon community as it relates to posted content
    • Own web and social content pages
    • Use web and YouTube analytic tools to determine which topics are trending, and create content that will result in views, likes, shares and comments either short term or over a longer period of time
    • Use web analytic tools to analyze and report on the results of these efforts
    • Other duties as assigned

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred, journalism degree a plus, or equivalent experience
    • Minimum 3 years of successful content creation experience, with a minimum of 1 yr covering the online video market
    • Demonstrated creativity, innovation and initiative
    • Passion for Online video - particularly on the fan / community side
    • Exceptional computer skills, including Google Docs, Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
    • Deep understanding of the inner workings of YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Web from an SEO and audience development perspective
    • 2 years HTML and website production experience, experience with Word Press a plus
    • Ability to write snappy headlines and conceptualize thumbnails that will drive viewership
    • A superstar with demonstrated success in cost effectively increasing traffic to digital properties
    • Extremely knowledgeable and proven experience in the use of Social Media, Social Network and Blogs for the distribution of digital media content
    • Excellent written communication
    • Deadline-oriented, multi-tasking
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
    • Travel up to 20%


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