Senior Video Producing Editor

Los Angeles, California, United States Full-time

The Ranker Story:

Ranker is a new form of entertainment publisher with a unique crowd-sourced element. Our editors publish ranked lists on topics as broad as The Best Movies Of All Time to things as specific as the 10 Totally Weird Stranger Things Fan Theories That Could Explain Everything. Our readers vote, edit, and re-rank the stories as they see fit. Founded in 2009, the company made a number of breakthroughs in the last 18 months which has led to explosive growth, now reaching over 50MM unique visitors worldwide spending on average 5 minutes per visit – making Ranker the 3rd largest Entertainment site. Our business is driven primarily by programmatic advertising and is profitable, but is trying to grow our video business.

 

Ranker is headquartered in LA and 70+ employees strong and growing. We’re currently looking for a Senior Video Producing Editor who will ideate and create Top 10 and Explainer videos primarily for YouTube and Ranker(dot)com.

 

We have a video pipeline that produces content that goes on our website, then on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, then out to third-party syndication platforms. This is a combination of quick hit 3-5 minute Top 5 countdown videos and 10+ minute long-form Top 10 videos and in-depth explainers. We create videos based on a variety of topics such as movies, TV, video games, celebrities, history, paranormal, true crime, etc.

 

You’ll be helping to ideate videos in all of these verticals, and be a soup-to-nuts producing editor taking videos from scripting to production to editing.

 

We’re looking for somebody with a background in video production for long-form top 10 and explainer content (similar to media companies like Watch Mojo and Looper). This means somebody who has had hands-on experience creating 5-10 minute video content optimized for YouTube. While having shooting experience is a plus, you’ll be primarily scripting and editing so those are the skills that need to be the strongest.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Ideating long-form Top 10 video ideas under our “Rankworthy” banner or long-form explainer content for our history, true crime, pop culture, and horror verticals.
  • Scripting, producing, and editing these videos, or working with an out-of-house team to produce videos (providing notes on cuts, etc)
  • 2-3 years experience either working at another large video/content publisher doing similar work or independently running a large social page (ideally YouTube) that saw a lot of growth and high views is required. Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop), editing, scriptwriting, Excel/Google Sheets skills are a must.

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