London, UK: Content Curator, Associated Press Live Choice

Job Vacancy: 
Content Curator, Associated Press Live Choice

London, UK

Closing Date: 15th September 2019

The Associated Press is one of the world’s largest and most trusted sources of independent news and information. Its video business has bureaux in more than 80 countries, and currently distributes global news, sport, entertainment, technology and lifestyles content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. Video captured by AP can be seen by over half of the world’s population on any given day.

We are now recruiting one part-time position for 12 months in the Live Choice delivery team – based in the London newsroom in Camden.

Live Choice is our multi channel live video product – a rapidly growing service with a truly global customer base across broadcast and digital sectors.

The Live Choice Team work to ensure that AP and alternatively sourced live feeds are effectively scheduled, delivered, promoted, discoverable and aligned with customer, editorial and business needs and requirements.

The desk has the curation and delivery of live material at its core - ensuring that AP leads the market in delivering user-friendly live video content to a wide and constantly evolving customer base. The role will also include certain broader media management functions as they pertain to live content delivery.

The successful candidate will need to have:

· Good editorial judgement and an understanding of how customers can use live video content;

· Strong customer engagement skills;

· A high attention to detail when scheduling and planning technical delivery of live content;

· Excellent administrative skills;

· At least a basic knowledge of video related technologies and a desire to learn specifics in relation to live video formats and delivery options;

· Expertise in multi-tasking, prioritisation and a capability to work under pressure;

· Ability and willingness to work effectively with people at all levels and with diverse skill sets;

· Fluency in written and spoken English - additional languages desirable.

Previous experience in a in video newsroom role is desirable.

The position is based in Camden, London and working hours operate on a shift pattern, equating to 20 hours per week balanced across a three-week period. The position will require flexibility for night work and weekends.

All applicants must be able to work in the UK or be able to gain permission to work in the UK.

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