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Associate Director, Video, i-D
VICE Media Group
3.4km | , UK
role reference:  wyw_#00096
Location
3.4km | , UK
Salary
Competitive salary
Contract Full-time
Industry Publishing
Hours 37.5 - 37.5 Hours
  • VIDEO PUBLISHING
  • PRODUCTION
  • Video Production
  • Fashion
Description:

VICE Media Group is a global multi-platform media company. Launched in 1994, VICE has offices across 25 countries across the globe with a focus on five key businesses:  VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency. VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women; PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; and i-D, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture and design.

The Role

The Head of Video (known as Associate Director, Video) will ensure the effective management and delivery of i-D’s in-house video content. You will manage all i-D video productions across platforms, with a focus on social video and the development of Gen Z audiences. Your role is to be fully immersed in the i-D world and help define how i-D should be represented in a moving image. You will ideate, be plugged into youth fashion culture scenes, content consumption patterns and a predictor of trends. 

Responsibilities

  • To produce and originate distinctive multiplatform content for i-D.

  • To seek improvements in content production and develop further efficiencies in i-D’s working practices. 

  • To construct a full production schedule and budget in conjunction with the Production Management team. 

  • To manage budget, project timelines and deadlines.

  • To ensure content reflects our diverse audiences. 

  • To contribute to the development and implementation of the department’s strategy and policy. 

  • To lead, motivate and support a team, ensuring that the editorial vision is communicated and understood from planning through to delivery.

  • To develop and manage positive working relationships with staff, contributors and talent and be able to give constructive feedback.

  • To keep up to date with emerging industry trends and make sure i-D video remains an industry leader.

  • To liaise with Rights teams and contract negotiators and ensure copyright and contracts adhere to VMG standards.

  • To be accountable for the compliance and content delivery of output, acting within i-D TOV, Legal and Health & Safety guidelines. 

Who you are:

  • You have significant experience in producing and delivering multiplatform productions.

  • Highly developed planning and organising skills. Ability to manage several areas of work at one time, prioritising, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities. 

  • Excellent editorial judgement and knowledge of the Gen Z audience, their needs and expectations.

  • Proven experience of taking ideas from concept to finished product whilst driving forward creativity. 

  • Able to lead the team to develop creative ideas which engage diverse audiences in a demanding creative environment.

  • Experienced in managing and motivating a team, and actively managing team performance, including talent.  

  • You have the ability to consider a range of problems and use your own judgement to apply effective, time critical solutions. 

  • Experience and knowledge of managing financial budgets and production schedules.

  • You have experience facilitating complex conversations between departments, and varying levels of management.

  • You have a strong network of contributors within the youth culture and fashion industries and knowledge of talent both in front and behind the camera. 

  • A deep understanding and interest in global youth culture. 

Other: 

  • You are a real team player and have a love for the i-D brand.

  • You are adaptable, flexible and able to work within a reactive environment with changing schedules & circumstances.

  • To undertake such other tasks as general administrative duties as may be required from time to time. 

  • To be an ambassador for the business at all times.

Working at VICE:

We want to find people who believe in our mission and goals and feel inspired to grow while they’re here, rather than someone who checks the boxes but isn’t invested. We encourage you to apply and show us what you’ve got.

VICE Media Group prioritizes the voices, ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business. To learn more read the VICE Guide to VICE.

Key skills:
  • VIDEO PUBLISHING
  • PRODUCTION
  • Video Production
  • Fashion
Competitive salary

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37.5 - 37.5 Hours
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