Senior Video Producer (TEMP)

The New York Times
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 20

Position description

Typically has 6+ years of related video experience, inclusive of client-facing work. Has overseen production from initial ideation to final deliverable. Demonstrates deep ability to craft quality story.


Synchrony Project Support:

  • Managing production timelines for business lunch video shoot (3), conference shoot (2), NYT SME interview shoot (1), Stamford SME interview shoot (1), and Phone interview recordings (4)
  • Manage SMEs/booking and scheduling for all above shoots
  • Assist edit with creation of video topic talking points and interview questions
  • Lead creative discussions for visuals in each film 
  • Partner with design to create design look for each film
  • Crafting SME one sheets to send to SMEs before shoot
  • Coordinate delivery of assets and feedback with edit, design and partner production company
  • Attend shoots across the US, acting as the face of project for agency, client and SMEs. (Occasionally conducting interviews.) 
  • Lead creative in post production, including attending edits, color, sound.
  • Work with partner production company on every facet of production



Strategy Craft

  • Identifies and develops the narrative(s) that best solves the client’s problem and considers completion rate.  Has mastered the art of narrative storytelling.
  • Can execute independently, providing multiple options and budget tiers. Often, takes the lead on concepting.
  • Can autonomously oversee complex, multi-location/film productions, raising red flags before they become issues. Can manage 4+ projects. 
  • In the face of problems, brings suggested  solutions to EP, vendors and clients. 
  • Is an expert on the production process, including managing multiple timeline and quick-turn deliverables. 
  • Brainstorms, writes  insightful (beyond findings and facts) and can pitch creative video concepts in response to RFPs with extremely limited oversight.


Cross-disciplinary Collaboration

  • Informs and is informed by Edit and Design, thinking cross-platform with best practices and KPIs in mind.
  • Works productively with sales and clients, including sharing strategic points of view on production productively.
  • Knows how to write varied concepts based on a range of budgets, platforms (ie: social v long-form) and styles. Is comfortable producing a variety of formats.


Team Management / Mentorship

  • Receives clear, constructive feedback from team.
  •  Gives clear and constructive feedback to team and vendors based on team and client notes. 
  • Is seen as a mentor and valued partner to jr. team members.
  • Provides clear direction to team regarding decisions made. Provides clear direction on and answers questions effectively from vendors
  • Provides clear direction on and answers questions -both on and off set- to Clients
  • Can manage a jr. producer, giving feedback and fostering sense of autonomy. [Does not necessarily mean ability to manage a greater # of people, but can also manage direct reports.] 

  • Works collaboratively with SME  teams, ensuring clarity and connection between concepts.


Client Skills

  • Understands and articulates client feedback, anticipating needs and problems before they arise. Is seen as creative lead and on-set co-Director by Client.
  • Can interpret all nuances of Client feedback, anticipating issues before they arise. Can explain creative differences of opinion in positive, productive manner, ensuring creative is highest quality.  
  • Articulately writes client needs in the deck/deliverables. 
  • Articulately explains decisions at each round, tagged in by CD or PM to play a client-facing role in multiple meetings (including capabilities meetings as needed). This includes ability to present successfully. 
  • Is able to attend client meetings in a team lead capacity, even in situations where Client Lead is not present.

  • Can pitch and present to Clients.


The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.


The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.

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