As a global pop culture events and media business, ReedPop has an extensive stable of respected editorial websites and video channels. These range from mainstream videogame brands to more specialist sites dedicated to PC gaming and board games. Our success has come from creating authoritative, trusted content for global audiences, whether that be via written word or video, or across any of our digital or live events.
Rock Paper Shotgun, our leading PC gaming website, is looking for a Video Producer or Editor to work directly with our website editorial team and deliver video content tailored to our leading PC site.
Focused on video that is published directly on RPS, the successful applicant will work as part of the editorial team to generate ideas, script, produce and edit video content that will appeal to our committed and demanding audiences. The Video Producer / Editor should be in tune with the games, hardware and priorities of our gaming communities and instinctively know how to deliver video that supplements and enhances the written word content that we publish. While experience or knowledge of YouTube and other video platforms is welcome, a focus on video that is delivered directly alongside our website content will be key, and this position does not include regular work with existing YouTube teams and channels.
As a global pop culture events and media business, ReedPop has an extensive stable of respected editorial websites and video channels. These range from mainstream videogames brands to more specialist sites dedicated to PC gaming and board games. Our success has come from creating authoritative, trusted content for global audiences, whether that be via written word or video, or across any of our digital or live events.
Creating and managing video content and assets for RPS.
Creating high-quality video in a variety of editorial formats (eg how-to, gameplay preview, team discussion) which enrich our articles and drive readers to watch.
Engaging with the site’s audience in a way that fits with its unique tone and voice.
Working to an agreed schedule and producing content on time and to budget, ensuring a balanced schedule that meets the needs of the site’s output.
Video editing, camera operation, script writing, recording voice over and/or pieces to camera, producing assets in Photoshop and other relevant programs (e.g. After Effects)
Podcast editing, uploading, and creation of audio promotion.
Publishing via our CMS on to the site, and occasionally to other platforms as required
Liaising with the industry to obtain access to software/hardware and cultivate relationships.
Travel as required, maintaining good relationships with publishers and developers.
Act as the main contact for editorial and external contacts regarding onsite video production
Required Skills and Experience:
Demonstrable video editing skills, with a good understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite
Knowledge of video games, culture and technology, preferably with a journalism slant.
Ability to generate fresh ideas and tell stories about games and wider gaming culture.
Some experience or comfort with presenting on camera or delivering voice-over scripts.
Works well under pressure, able to produce high quality content with a short turnaround.
Sound community understanding and engagement instincts.
Desirable Skills and Experience:
Contacts in the games industry are an advantage, but not essential.
Able to handle location based shoots single handed (e.g. press trips)
Some experience in producing news, preview or how-to content, often to prompt deadlines.
As a global pop culture media business, ReedPop has an extensive stable of respected editorial websites, event brands and video channels. Our editorial brands range from mainstream videogame sites to more specialist brands dedicated to the games business, PC gaming or board games, etc. Our success has come from creating authoritative, trusted content for global audiences.
Please visit www.reedpop.com to find out more.
If you can demonstrate that you have the passion and knowledge to take on the video role described above, we’d love to hear from you!
While we welcome all applications, you must be able to include in your CV or Cover Letter examples of your video work (such as videos on a YouTube channel), or any other relevant material. This is the main thing we will be looking at to evaluate your application, along with your CV.
We have a Brighton UK office location, and this role can be based either there, or remotely from within the UK.
Please use the link below to apply via our corporate site. Please include a cover letter to upload along with your CV, if you choose, but be sure to include some links to a portfolio or work examples in your CV or cover letter.