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Head of Creative

Los Angeles, CA, USA Req #47
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

About Us

Recurrent Ventures Inc. is an innovative digital media company that is challenging the media landscape with its proprietary approach. Its best-in-class brands like Popular Science, Domino, Outdoor Life, The Drive, Donut, Dwell, Task & Purpose and more, engage a combined audience of more than 60 million monthly visitors. Initially founded in 2018, the portfolio rapidly expanded and today we have more than 15 publishing brands across automotive, home, outdoors, science, technology, and military verticals. Recurrent Ventures is virtual first, with headquarters in Miami and offices in New York, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The Opportunity:

Donut Media is looking to hire a VP, Creative, to lead Donut Media’s video development and oversee the creative from process to recruiting, resource management, and creative excellence of all of Donut’s editorial videos from ideation to production, editing and publishing.

This full-time role is in-person based in Donut’s Inglewood, California headquarters and reports into the General Manager.

The Responsibilities:

Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Manage programming working closely with Donut’s Editor-In-Chief, Creative Director, Talent, VP Production, and GM architecting a slate that the talent and teams are excited about and content that puts Donut in the best position to achieve its view goals
  • Oversee development of videos working hand-in-hand with Creative Director,  Development Manager, Talent and Directors to ensure that Donut’s development slate of videos is full, always being refreshed and contains enough ideas at various stages for the strategy’s video needs
  • Oversee the programming calendar, making changes in real-time and adjusting projects based on creative and production logistics, flagging crunches to leadership, and making sure that everyone knows in the creative org what they should be working on at any given time. 
  • Manage Creative Director, Showrunners, Directors, Writers, Researchers and other creative team members, ensuring that their time is being used for the highest value, providing feedback and mentorship opportunities, performance managing team and ensuring team members are set up for growth and retention
  • Push for creative excellence across all of Donut’s channels and social ensuring that all videos are on-brand, in the Donut tone and up to the brand’s high standards of excellence
  • Recruit, hire, onboard and manage a diverse freelance staff of Directors, Writers, and Researchers, continually looking for the best creative talent and fresh voices in the creator and automotive worlds and successfully bringing them into the Donut ecosystem
  • Work with Editor-In-Chief, Creative Director and creative leadership to craft Donut’s brand guidelines and a brand bible that allows us to apply the Donut brand tenants across everything we do
  • Work closely with Creative Director Branded, Sales and Integrated Marketing to ensure that branded content fits seamlessly integrated into Donut’s editorial in a variety of ways
  • Collaborate with Podcast, Social and Consumer Products team to time coordinated content and themed product releases, collaborate on cross promotional efforts and align on a singular voice and tone across Donut

Qualifications & Skills

  • 12+ years of experience working in leadership in a development or creative production role in Digital/YouTube
  • Ability to work in a demanding, high pressure and time sensitive environment
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with creatives, talent, directors, and production and to recruit and hire creative talent
  • Experience with creative project management, overseeing a development team and process and successfully producing a high volume of world-class videos
  • Ability to write and edit outlines and scripts with attention to detail
  • Ability to give notes and direction on post production including edits, motion graphics, music
  • Strong capability to multitask and prioritize multiple demands

Benefits & Perks

  • Medical, dental, vision & life insurance
  • Fitness Reimbursement 
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote - work from anywhere!
  • Parental leave
  • Matching 401k
  • Equity package

Hiring & Equal Opportunity Statement: 
Recurrent Ventures provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or affiliation protected by federal, state or local laws. With a number of our media brands reporting on the military, veterans’ affairs, and topics facing the active military community, we are very supportive of veterans’ activities and highly encourage this community to apply. 

Other details

  • Job Family Video
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Los Angeles, CA, USA