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Showrunner - Donut Media

Los Angeles, CA, USA Req #55
Monday, May 20, 2024

About Us



Recurrent Ventures 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 70 million monthly visitors. Initially founded in 2018, the portfolio rapidly expanded and today we have more than 15 brands across automotive, home, outdoors, science, technology, and military verticals. Recurrent is a virtual first organization that is headquartered in Miami with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

The Opportunity:

Donut Media is looking to hire a dynamic Showrunner, to lead creative and video direction of a show or content vertical for Donut’s main YouTube channel from ideation to development, scripting, filming, post production and release.

This person will be the company’s go-to person for all show or vertical related creative matters. This full-time role is in-person based in Donut’s Inglewood, California headquarters and reports into the Head of Creative. Some travel is required.

The Responsibilities:

    Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Work closely with Head of Creative, Creative Director, Development Manager, VP of Production and Producers to manage the creative process for video vertical including developing and pitching ideas, drafting outlines, writing and overseeing scripts, working with writers and researchers, collaborating with cast members and securing greenlight for production

  • Collaborate with the development team to spearhead creative across a vertical or show, understanding the content strategy’s needs of the vertical, engaging in long-term planning and developing new sagas, formats and episodes to keep content calendar full

  • Conduct targeted research on creative and technical subjects, working with technical producer, helping to determine feasibility of concepts, and providing research and insights to development team

  • Recruit and manage writers, directors, researchers and other creative support as needed working with production to paper deals and managing their output for your projects

  • Work hand in hand with production, communicating crew, gear, vehicles, locations, and other needs in a timely manner and ensuring they are set up to successfully produce the video

  • Direct talent and crew in-studio and on-location guiding their on-camera performances, ensuring they deliver what is needed for the edit, capturing b-roll audio, and thumbnails and making the shoot a professional and efficient experience for everyone involved

  • Oversee creative editing of videos, debriefing with editors after shoots, providing timely notes on cuts, capturing additional footage and VO and overall being a collaborative and responsive partner to post production

  • Review video performance and data sharing actionable feedback for improvement, documenting what works and what didn’t and focusing on a process of continuous improvement

Qualifications & Skills

  • Must love cars and have extensive knowledge of cars, car maintenance, and automotive culture

  • 10+ years of experience working in a directing, 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

  • Experience with project management software such as Trello, Monday, Asana, or AirTable

  • Strong capability to multitask and prioritize multiple demands

Before You Apply

    Answer these questions at the bottom of your resume or on a separate document attached to the application. 

  • What do you watch on YouTube?
  • What car would you buy with $15,000?
  • Describe your automotive background. 

Benefits & Perks

  • Medical, dental, vision & life insurance
  • Fitness Reimbursement 
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 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
  • Min Hiring Rate $100,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $125,000.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 20
Location on Google Maps
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA