At Hello! we look to give our readers and viewers an experience that sets us apart. We’re a brand which is part of the movement for a kinder world. For the Hello! audience, the glass is not half full - it’s full and our content imparts that ethos in everything we produce. We know everyone’s time is at a premium and we want time spent with us to feel like a moment of luxury you cannot find anywhere else.
It’s an exciting time for Hello! as we look to massively expand our digital offering with video becoming a core focus for the group for 2019 and beyond. Our digital department is expanding and we are therefore looking for a talented self-shooter who has experience of shooting with high profile talent, celebrities and equally knows how to craft a stand-out narrative.
You’ll know first-hand how to shoot because it’s your passion, but you can equally edit it and work with someone to craft a narrative which pulls on the right emotions. You’re adept at interpreting briefs into stand-out and shareable content across all of our platforms. Working directly with our head of channels, you’ll hit the ground running and be responsible for taking a brief and creating high production value content whilst equally producing stand-out campaigns for our advertisers. You’ve ideally had some experience with long-form but short-form will be the focus for now.
Equally, you’ll have strong Adobe Creative Cloud skills and have a strong ability to produce multiple projects and direct and/or delegate to freelancer talent when the need arises. You’ll also be very reactive and capable and be able to switch your mindset at the drop of a hat for any breaking news.
Shoot and produce for a wide range of videos and formats across our social platforms.
Shoot interviews and pieces to camera either by yourself or with trusted crew.
Be pro-active in suggesting great originated content to accompany our news articles and social media and shoot them when necessary,
Work closely and direct our in-house editor when required.
You’ll foster a team approach and be able to take on additional edit work as and when required.
Work with the head of digital and head of channels to identify opportunities for originated creation both on location and in a studio environment.
Edit your own material when required.
Have an undersensing of motion graphics and can direct designers. Ideally, you’ll also possess basic after effects knowledge.
Suggest music and ways to up the quality on any edits we produce.
Have a grasp and a thorough understanding of audio mixing.
Work with freelance talent and post-houses when need arises.
Be able to own a budget for small scale shoots when required.
Be the owner of all shot material and ensure all finalised video assets are stored correctly within our servers with the correct metadata.
Get involved in the creative process, contribute ideas and creative solutions where relevant and be across industry trends.
Keep up-to-date with creative innovations and ensure you are following the best procedure and workflow.
Direct and work with high-profile talent to create engaging content.
Be the go-to for all our originally shot content.
Aware of captioning and subtitling workflows.
Digital and SEO savvy.
This is news so you will be asked to work the odd weekend and evening when required.
Be able to jump at a moment’s notice and cover breaking news when the need arises.
You love good composition and you’re instinctively creative.
You are an active listener and you love teamwork and collaboration.
You’re not precious and can take feedback well even if an idea ends-up on the cutting room floor.
You’re creative, you’re curious and you’re constantly learning and evolving. You’ll bring an idea to the table but you equally know how to execute it.
You know that the devil is in the detail and you’re a guardian of quality.
You should have an amazing view of digital and social video as well as being adept at narrative creation.
Tight deadlines don’t phase you and you’re organised. You know how to manage your time well.
High production value within a narrative is part of your DNA.
Changes in production plans and schedules don’t phase you.
You work well independently or with a team.
You’re a natural communicator and you lead from the front.
You know how to get the best content from contributors.
You have great communication skills and you’re able to give and receive feedback in a tight-knit team environment.
You can pitch ideas and can do basic storyboarding when required to get your ideas across.
You’re ambitious and you want to produce award-winning work.
You are well connected and know how to obtain extra shooting kit at a moment’s notice.
You have relevant experience working in a fast-paced professional environment.
You’re adept using Adobe Creative Cloud apps but an expert in Premiere Pro and you have some After Effects knowledge.
You know DSLR shooting inside and out, plus you have knowledge of digital shoot workflows.
Knowledge of the latest digital workflows including digital media including codecs, frame rates, image types and resolutions.
Strong working knowledge of social media and digital video platforms.
You follow workflow guidelines and naming conventions and can suggest better ways of using workflow.
Understanding of usage and clearance requirements for music, images and footage.
You have an understanding of basic color correction using Premiere Pro.
You must be able to understand the big picture as well as perform some of the basic tasks.
You've worked in a fast turnaround environment be that in a publisher or agency.