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VIDEO: Producing fellow, short-form

Editorial | New York, NY | Internship

Job Description

INSIDER is hiring a paid editorial fellow to produce short-form videos for our Beauty Insider Snapchat show. 

The Insider Fellowship Program is for early career journalists who want to spend six months learning from a newsroom full of passionate, dedicated journalists. Fellows are assigned to teams and become experts in digital storytelling. They produce real work that is distributed to our audience of millions, and leave ready for the next phase of their journalism careers. For more information on the Insider Fellowship Program, see here.

Fellows on our video team spend their time doing meaningful work: researching, sourcing footage, pitching and writing scripts for videos on topics including beauty, style, health and fitness. They will contribute to daily Snapchat editions like "We Tried a Pressure Washer For Ear Wax" and individual videos like "Hair Colorist Dyes Her Own Bangs Rainbow" and "Artist Combines Glitter Resin With Portrait Making."

Video-producing fellows work closely with video editors, but they do not need to have video-editing experience. We’re looking for ambitious reporters who can find and chase great stories and relay them to our audience in a compelling way.

This video-producing fellow will work closely with a small team of producers and editors, with a particular focus on our BEAUTY INSIDER Snapchat show. BEAUTY INSIDER launched on Snapchat in October 2018 and now publishes episodes 5 days a week and has over 1 million subscribers. Our episodes are a mix of short and longform video content, and this producer would focus on short (1 minute - 1 1/2 minute) video segments. See our channel here:

The ideal candidate has a knowledge of and interest in Snapchat Discover videos and shows, a passion and interest in beauty and style; and is a fast producer who can juggle multiple story assignments at once and meet daily deadlines, as well as ideate new story formats for Snapchat.

All our video-writing fellows should have:

  • Experience reporting and writing (school publications are okay)

  • A passion for digital storytelling and voracious reading habits

  • Familiarity with digital and social media

  • Ability to work quickly and collaboratively with a fast-paced team

  • Proofreading and copyediting skills

Additionally, for the short-form team, we’re looking for someone with the following:

  • Meticulous organizational skills and the ability to keep track of multiple stories at once

  • Experience and/or interest in the Snapchat Discover platform and other emerging publishing platforms like TikTok

  • An eye for great visuals that fit the social video aesthetic

  • A passion for everything beauty and health-related, including makeup, hair, skincare, fitness fads, treatments, etc.

  •  Comfortability appearing and speaking on camera, if needed

  • Ability to cover beauty and beauty with a diverse, global perspective

This is a paid fellowship based out of our New York office. Fellows are encouraged to work 40 hours a week, and fellowships run for six months. Start date for this position would be as soon as possible.

INSIDER is great journalism about what passionate people actually want to know. That’s everything from news to food, celebrity to science, politics to sports and all the rest. It’s smart. It’s fearless. It’s fun. We push the boundaries of digital storytelling. Our mission is to inform and inspire.

APPLY HERE with a resume and cover letter telling us why you want to be our short-form video producing fellow.