Can you play a key role in developing the video output of the largest regional news website in the UK?
Videos on the Manchester Evening News website are watched more than 4 million times a month and millions more through social media.
We cover two of the world’s biggest football clubs with over 7 million followers on social media channels and now we’re looking for someone who can revolutionise our Manchester City and Manchester United video coverage to suit our audience.
You’ll need to know a vast amount amount about football, particularly the two clubs we cover, have strong knowledge of what works and what doesn’t on social media and an ability to edit video in a way that truly engages sports fans. You’ll also need to come full of ideas.
You’ll have a brilliant opportunity to transform the way we cover sport through video – and be part of a fantastic team.
What will you do?
You’ll have the editing skills and instinct to be able to transform stats and data in great videos that people want to watch and share – and you’ll make them look great too.
You’ll edit video shot by our sports reporters and have the chance to get creative covering two of the biggest global brands in football. You’ll create videos quickly, reacting to breaking news and trending topics to engage our audiences.
You’ll be adept at social media and know what works and what doesn’t on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms. You’ll be able to search these to spot video opportunities and find opportunities of your own through brilliant ideas.
You must have advanced editing skills and strong knowledge of After Effects and other Adobe Creative Suite software is preferred.
What is your background?
You could be working anywhere in digital media as long as you’ve got the right skills to create compelling video together with passion and drive.
You must have an awareness of legal issues around filming and editing, particularly around copyright.
You’ll be able to work on videos from inception to creation. You will be confident and experienced in filming on smartphone and larger video cameras or at least able to learn very quickly. You will also have editing skills across industry recognised video editing software.
A driving licence is preferred and you must have a flexible approach to shifts.
Who are we?
The Manchester Evening News is part of Trinity Mirror PLC is one of the UK’s largest multimedia publishers, with an award winning portfolio of five national and 130 regional titles and over 500 digital products. At Trinity Mirror Regionals, we are digital first and audience-focused. Our journalists and titles consistently win awards for agenda-setting news and innovative storytelling, allowing readers to explore information via bespoke digital tools or live blogging and video to cover breaking news and sport. We are experts at using social media and pride ourselves on the digital training and development available to our journalists.
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