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Position: Digital Content Assistant - CAFE (NY)

As the humor brand CAFE prepares for major expansion in 2018, we’re seeking a digital content assistant to work closely with senior staff to support social media and web production, and perform administrative tasks as needed. The position will be based in the New York office and include duties like content tagging, writing SRTs (video captions for Facebook), scheduling and posting content, and special projects as needed.

The ideal candidate would have a thirst for news, media and comedy -- and stay in the know on what’s trending. This position would be perfect for someone wanting to get into digital media, or a recent graduate hungry for a dynamic work experience. Bring your enthusiasm and sense of humor!

Responsibilities:

  • Manage content tagging database
  • Search for relevant stories and headlines for content creators to post on
  • Complete subtitles and video captions (SRTs) for all incoming videos to be posted to Facebook
  • Provide assistance with content publishing across platforms and asset management
  • Provide editing assistance for video team as needed (i.e. finding stock images, searching for video files, etc)

A successful candidate should satisfy the following criteria:

  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge of social media best practices (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube)
  • Avid news-checker who can bring headlines of interest to the table daily
  • Ability to work from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. ET each weeknight, with the possibility of occasional nighttime and weekend availability for breaking news, etc.
  • Multi-task and work effectively under quick turnaround deadlines
  • A fun, flexible nature and agility to adapt as we grow the operation

Experience

  • Proven ability in digital media, and strong interest in digital media and production
  • Experience working in team collaboration platforms (e.g., Slack, Basecamp, AirTable)
  • Some experience editing video and graphics
  • Administrative experience a plus - must be well-organized
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator, Premier) a plus

Compensation

  • Staff position with full benefits and vacation included
  • Salary commensurate with experience

How To Apply

  • Email cafejobs@somespider.com and include your name and the words “Digital Content Assistant, CAFE” in the subject
  • Tell us why this position is right for you
  • Include your resume (LinkedIn or something similar is fine)

About CAFE And SOME SPIDER STUDIOS

CAFE is the newest entertainment brand from Some Spider Studios, a fast-growing, profitable media start-up, already ranked #44 among all US-based media companies in this complicated metric we only pretend to comprehend. Led by a team of writers, comics, internet gurus and TV producers, CAFE creates smart, funny content each day, taking on current events and our shared culture.

In just its first year, CAFE has reached over 75 million people a month (mostly members of a new, little-discussed demographic called “millennials”), while achieving viral success with its parody political pundit, Carl Diggler, profiled in the New Yorker, Complex, and the Washington Post— as well as massive video hits (e.g., an exclusive investigation into the Hoosick Falls water poisoning scandal), popular video games, and “Girl Friday,” the #59 podcast on iTunes. In addition, CAFE also creates articles, jokes, pranks, web franchises and confusion on Google when people seek out places to get coffee.

Led by the former co-founder of Diapers.com, the head of digital at The New York Times and the Entertainment Industry Manager at Facebook, Some Spider Studios is based in New York and Los Angeles, and financed by e-commerce pioneers Vinit Bharara and Marc Lore.

 

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