Commercial Videographer

Reach plc
Cardiff, Wales
Competitive plus company benefits
09 Nov 2018
27 Nov 2018
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time
Commercial Videographer

As our digital platforms continue to grow we now require a creative, experienced and flexible video producer to join our team to work on commercial projects, delivering great content that gets our advertisers' messages across in a way that appeals to our audience.

Based in Cardiff, and answerable to the head of commercial operations. The job involves producing high quality video content for commercial clients that will be distributed on our regional and national platforms through our websites, mobile apps and social media.

As part of our commercial team; a typical project would see you working with a local or regional client to produce great, engaging video to encourage sales, product awareness or bookings. Probably creating one version for the client's own website and a second version optimised for the different requirements of social media and our own online environment. Knowledge of digital storytelling is a must along with an understanding of how different platforms and channels affect the way content is created, delivered and viewed.

Who are We?

Media Wales is the Cardiff based arm of UK-wide news and media company Reach PLC. The company runs the hugely successful WalesOnline news website. The Western Mail, Cardiff Echo, and Swansea Evening Post are just some of our newspaper publications. Our titles reach 1 in 3 of Wales' population every week.

Every day our newsbrands - national and regional, in print and online - reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK's largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.

Last year Reach publications sold 540 million newspapers, and our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, viewed by 110m unique browsers every month.

Key Responsibilities
  • Meeting with clients, devising workable creative concepts that use video to promote clients' businesses;
  • Working both alone and with the commercial editorial team to prepare treatments, scripts and where appropriate, storyboards that enable clients to visualise the planned video;
  • Pre-production planning, client liaison, job scheduling and freelance talent acquisition (actors, voice-over artists, models etc);
  • Filming and editing the video to high standard and the delivery of various versions tailored for relevant platforms.

The Ideal Candidate

The role requires experience of all aspects of video production - ideally the person should be an all-rounder, not just an expert in one aspect of production as they will be required to shoot and edit as well as devise concepts. Some experience of working in a commercial video environment is preferable to any particular formal qualification along with experience of shooting in a one-person crew environment.

Experience of working with professional video cameras and a thorough working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro / After Effects or similar are essential as is a comprehensive understanding of video formats and delivery methods. Creativity and an ability to come up with eye-catching and innovative approaches will be a core part of the job.

The individual needs to be confident with talking to clients, technically excellent in video production as well as commercially and legally aware when dealing with budgets, deadlines and copyright issues. A driving licence is essential.

Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days holiday, bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase up to ten days per year, childcare vouchers, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry's PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts! Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.

We are committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application.