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Our goal is to listen, engage, and activate voices across Red Ventures to ensure that all identity groups and perspectives are represented in our work. Our aspiration is to have diverse teams at every level of the company, and we seek candidates who bring unique personal experiences, curiosity and an eagerness to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion.

At a Glance

CNET is seeking an experienced Director of Video Production to help develop & execute our video strategy. This person should have experience leading and inspiring a team of hosts, producers, and editors. The ideal candidate should also be passionate about consumer technology, and have a deep understanding of production workflows, YouTube best practices, content trends, and emerging social/video platforms.

What You’ll Do

  • Help lead daily production planning meetings, and make editorial video decisions in alignment with team goals. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues across CNET to produce high quality video content for special features, breaking news, live events, product launches, and general assignments.
  • Conduct regular one-on-one meetings with your direct reports, and provide feedback, coaching and guidance as needed.
  • Assist in developing the current CNET video strategy, and planning strategies around new platforms and content channels.
  • Collaborate with CNET sales & marketing teams to produce high quality, thoughtful, and entertaining video content for CNET’s platforms and its partners about consumer tech, cool science and fun stuff
  • Help grow, develop and manage our roster of on-air talent.
  • Lead the development of special projects, and mentor our team of producers/editors to create unique, visual, emotional and compelling content.

What We’re Looking For

  • 5+ years of video production that includes experience launching and running live, on-demand, scripted & unscripted series.
    3+ years of experience managing a team of producers/editors.
    A demo reel or portfolio of work.
    Experience creating & executing comprehensive video strategies to capture mobile and social audiences, with a specific focus on YouTube.
    Knowledge of current internet publishing trends, SEO principles, and YouTube best practices.
    BA/BS or equivalent combination of education and experience - broadcast journalism, communications, or related field preferred.

Who We Are

CNET Media Group is a pioneer in digital media. CNET, a leading global technology news brand, has grown over 25 years to cover all aspects of technology in our lives, including automotive coverage at Roadshow and Spanish-language technology coverage at CNET en Español. CNET paved the way for CNET Media Group, an expansive portfolio of digital media brands that advise consumers across leading consumer tech, business tech, gaming, and entertainment media brands including ZDNet, a leader in B2B focused content and Gamespot, a renowned games information brand in the US, according to ComScore. The portfolio also includes revered entertainment and lifestyle brands like TVGuideMetacritic, and Chowhound.

Over the last twenty years, Red Ventures has built a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Through premium content and personalized digital experiences, Red Ventures builds online journeys that make it easier for people to make important decisions about their homes, health, travel, finances, education and entertainment. Founded in 2000, Red Ventures has 3,000 employees in 10 cities across the US, as well as in the UK and Brazil. Red Ventures owns and operates several large digital brands including Healthline, The Points Guy, Bankrate, MYMOVE, and Allconnect.com.For more information, visit https://redventures.com and follow @RedVentures on social platforms.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program for full-time employees, including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, 401(k) plan and a paid parental leave program.

Red Ventures is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. Employment at Red Ventures is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact accommodation@redventures.com.

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