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Engaged, theatre-loving candidates are always welcome at Playbill.

Videographer/Editor

Playbill, the exclusive magazine for Broadway and Off-Broadway theatregoers, is searching for a video producer. This person will oversee creation of video and multimedia content for Playbill, including for Playbill’s website, YouTube channel, social media platforms, and public events.

Have you ever wanted to find out how what goes on behind-the-scenes at a show, listen to Broadway stars give you a personal concert, make celebrities laugh on a red carpet—and do you want to do all that while filming it for an audience of passionate theatre fans? Then this job is for you!

The mission of Playbill is promoting the theatrical art form on Broadway and around the country, as well as foster a deep love of theatre among our readers. We achieve this through our monthly Playbill magazine, our comprehensive websites, our interactive public events, and through our robust social media channels. The video producer will be involved in every aspect of Playbill. We are looking for someone who is creative and enthusiastic about making engaging videos and multimedia assets, and who can work collaboratively with the different departments of Playbill to strengthen the brand.

Responsibilities:

  • Pitch and produce original video content.
  • Film and edit on location Press Day and red-carpet interviews for website and social media use.
  • Film and edit in-studio content.
  • Film and edit paid native content videos/series in studio and on location.
  • Film and edit event-related videos for Playbill’s experiential activations
  • Write up articles for in-house produced videos.
  • Maintain video and audio equipment for company use.
  • Basic production design (sound, light, backdrop, etc.) for other teams’ needs (such as photoshoots or social media assets).
  • Managing additional camera operators and freelancers for special Playbill events/programs.
  • Data management of video archives (including uploading videos to the Playbill server).
  • Helping grow the Playbill YouTube channel
  • Collaborate with social media and editorial team to strengthen Playbill’s brand across multiple mediums.
  • Will need to be ready to step in, in any capacity of video production.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of professional video editing and videography experience.
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite (Premiere Pro, Photoshop CC, Lightroom, Audition, After Effects).
  • Creative and filled with ideas on how to create engaging theatre videos.
  • Ability to edit videos for site and social use.
  • Ability to manage a working studio and the equipment used in it.
  • Collaborative and able to work smoothly across different departments.
  • Resourceful and know how to create work at different budget scales.
  • Problem solver who can think quickly on their feet.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including written and verbal.
  • Knowledge and love of theatre is not a must, though strongly encouraged.

Please send a resume and a portfolio with videos or links to videos and/or video reels containing work the applicant has both filmed and edited. If there are videos that have been filmed and not edited, or vice versa, please note this in your email.

Salary: $63,000 with comprehensive benefits (including no cost health insurance, paid vacations, paid sick days, 401k).

To apply, please submit a resume and two journalistic clips to [email protected]

Internships

Playbill.com, the online division of Playbill Magazine, will offer a spring semester internship for 1-2 journalism students. Duties will include reporting, writing, fact checking, copy editing, video and photo assisting, and social media posting, among other responsibilities.

The focus of the internship will be news and feature writing about Broadway, Off-Broadway and other theatrical productions (and related TV and movie projects) so knowledge and a passion for theatre is essential.

Qualifications include:

  • at least 1 semester of journalism coursework
  • experience writing on deadline for publications (e.g. school news website/paper) - note that writing samples are required to apply
  • deep knowledge of theatre, including Broadway and Off-Broadway productions and passing knowledge of the history of theatre

The internship will be hybrid, with work remote and in-office at our Manhattan office for approximately 20 hours/week. This is an academic internship though pay is possible (at $15/hr) if allowed by school's program.

To apply, please submit a resume and two journalistic clips to [email protected]

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