Editor - Periscope, Sydney (Japanese language) (6-12 months contract)
Periscope, the world's most engaging live streaming platform, is hiring a Sydney-based editor to help us find, seed and share great broadcasts and breaking news events on our platform.
We're looking for energetic, optimistic and experienced multi-lingual media junkies with a passion for and track record in news gathering, and a knack for mining gems from social media. You must be independent, able to think on your feet and be familiar enough with Periscope to have strong opinions about what makes a great live stream. You're clued in and have broad knowledge of global current events, as well as cultural, social and political trends worth watching. You're comfortable working with media partners and have endless ideas for pushing live streaming forward as a form. You're willing to urgently and thoughtfully chase a story whenever major news breaks. You should be very familiar with Tweetdeck and methods for discovering and tracking real time news on Twitter. Experience with Dataminr a plus.
You must be fluent in English and Japanese sufficient to feel confident assessing the value of live broadcasts in real time and interacting with community members. You should have a minimum of five years experience in publishing at an online news site, bonus if you have video and/or management experience. (Note: This job does not involve producing video - video editing, production and on-air reporting experience are not relevant to this position.)
You're insatiably curious and ahead of the curve, the kind of person who's first to share cool stuff in your social circle, whether it's new music, books and films or the GIFs and news headlines everyone winds up talking about later that day. You have a knack for mining gems from social networks before they go viral. You're a self-starter ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work on day one, and also ready to grow into a leader able to run a team when the time comes. You know how to have fun.
And you already know and love Periscope - a must-have because you'll be watching it all day long! You will be curating the best videos on Periscope, looking at news feeds and zeroing in on what’s happening in the world, then promoting these to the user community and on Twitter.
After you apply, a recruiter may reach out to you for an introductory call.
If your background is a match for the role, you may phone interview with 1-2 people.
If you continue through the process, you will come onsite 1-2 times to interview with a total of 5-10 people.
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