Videographer

Location: Hong Kong
Department: Content
Reporting to: Director, Brand and Creative

Role Overview

Provide Time Out Hong Kong with best in class video content for our consumer users and advertisers, alike. Our Videographer will work with the editorial, design and commercial teams to develop our storytelling into video for use on our own digital platforms as well as our branded social digital channels.

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce online videos across multiple platforms from short form, daily content for social media to long form series.
  • Devise creative treatments and executions and see them through from planning to delivery. This includes working with editors on concepts, planning shoots (in studio and on location), sourcing any necessary props and costumes, obtaining model releases, shooting video (with high-quality sound and lighting), editing it in FinalCut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro and/or AfterEffects, and posting it online.
  • Create engaging videos that meet individual and team goals (e.g., engagement, traffic, conversion, etc.).
  • Curate videos from multiple sources to enhance existing content.
  • Create graphics packages, special effects and animations.
  • Collaborate with City Editors to plan videos consistent with the editorial calendar.
  • Be available on very short notice to shoot breaking news.
  • Work closely with social media teams to deliver engaging video content.
  • Maintain Time Out’s video archive.
  • Work with Brand & Creative Director to ensure Time Out videos reflect house style.
  • Ensure Time Out meets its copyright and legal obligations.
  • Work with Commercial teams as needed on special projects.
  • Maintain a network of talented, reliable freelancers who can create video content for Time Out, and manage freelancers as needed.
  • Ensure office video equipment is in good working order; budget for repair/replacement as needed.
  • Act as an effective brand ambassador for Time Out Group and an evangelist for our brand in the market.

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated desire to build a great business.
  • A clear understanding of the financial and functional dynamics of a global media business.
  • Clear ability to collaborate across business functions and with external parties.
  • A demonstrable passion for and excellent knowledge of video production.
  • Expertise creating graphics and animation.
  • Considerable artistic talent.
  • Highest standard of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise accordingly.
  • Experience writing tight briefs for external contributors.
  • The ability to work quickly to tight deadlines under pressure.
  • A strong industry reputation.
  • Flexibility and a professional approach at all times.
  • The ability to self-supervise in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in and contribute to a fun and dynamic team-based environment.
  • Fluent English.

Education

  • Must be educated to degree level or equivalent industry qualification.
  • An additional qualification in video production preferable. 

What we look for in a candidate

Time Out is a company filled with individuals as diverse as the cities we live in and cover.  At the same time there are common characteristics and values we all share. To join our team, you’ll want to… 

  • Be commercially astute
  • Either have experience at or want to dive headfirst into a fast-paced digital-first company
  • Think globally
  • Have excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Have a high sense of ownership, urgency and drive
  • Be a team player

About Our Culture

At Time Out Group we believe in diversity and equal opportunity for all people. We do not discriminate against external or internal candidates on the basis of age; disability; gender, gender reassignment; race; religion or belief; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity. We believe that diversity develops creativity and enables personal and professional growth where we all learn from each other. We believe in an open culture where ideas are shared candidly and where there is no fear of failure, but rather an understanding that we must experiment and have the freedom to succeed. We believe that everyone has the right to express themselves as they are as this enriches us all. We believe in an open world, social justice, and the pursuit of happiness, after all, we are in the happiness business.

About Time Out Group plc

 

It all began in London in 1968 when Time Out helped people discover the exciting new urban cultures that had started up all over the capital. Since then, this iconic brand has consistently maintained its status as the go-to source of inspiration for both locals and visitors alike.

Time Out Group has been named one of the Most Innovative Companies for 2020 by Fast Company - this prestigious annual list honours the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world. The Group comprises two highly synergistic business divisions: Time Out Media and Time Out Market. 

Time Out Media’s digital and physical media proposition comprises websites, mobile, social media, print and live events. Across these platforms, Time Out distributes its high-quality content – written and curated by local expert journalists – around the best food, drinks, culture, art, music, theatre, travel and entertainment in 328 cities and 58 countries. The Company is monetising this global reach and its strong traffic from a desirable audience via digital and print advertising as well as e-commerce. Since its launch 50 years ago, Time Out has become a global brand that advertisers and consumers love and trust.

Time Out Market is a food and cultural market leveraging the Time Out brand to bring the best of the city under one roof: its best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences – based on the editorial curation Time Out has always been known for. The world’s first food and cultural market experience based wholly on editorial curation, Time Out Market captures decades of local knowledge, independent reviews and expert opinions. Everything that is being offered in Time Out Market must have been reviewed with four or five stars, and not one star less, by independent Time Out journalists.

The first Time Out Market opened in Lisbon in 2014 and is now Portugal’s most popular attraction with 4.1 million visitors in 2019. Following this success, five new Time Out Markets opened in North America in 2019 in Miami, New York, Boston, Montréal and Chicago. A further pipeline of other global locations includes Porto, Prague, Abu Dhabi and London. 

Across both business divisions, the Group’s mission is to help people around the world go out better. 



Time Out is a dynamic, pioneering brand and so is our team. We want to work with the best and brightest talent because we work for the world’s greatest cities, the people enjoying them and the businesses in them. As a truly global team we get to collaborate with colleagues from New York to Paris, Tokyo and Sydney and beyond. It’s our integrity, passion, curiosity, creativity and openness that make us successful and a unique team.

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