• Career Opportunities at Spice TV

  • Posted on: 23 January, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • SPICE TV is Nigeria’s first and foremost African fashion channel and as Africa’s No.1 fashion destination dedicated to exploring African achievements in fashion, beauty and lifestyle 24/7 we are constantly striving to push the boundaries to drive our mission and business further.

    We thrive in a culture of innovation, which is why we are always on the lookout for passionate and talented people to join our diverse team, people who share our vision, who can make a difference and people who want to be part of something special. Whether your skills lie in fashion, creative arts, production or technology, we can offer you a broad range of challenging roles in a unique environment.

    If you follow our approach and principals of hard work, love for what you do, passion, imagination and dedication click below to view our current job opportunities, we’d love to hear from you.

    PRODUCTION DESIGNER / ANIMATOR

     

    Description:

    We are now looking for a highly technically- orientated, creative and talented mid-level production designer and animator with 2-5 years of experience in Broadcast Production / Motion Graphics Design, in an on-air television network environment. The ideal candidate should be a highly organized detail orientated person, with an eye for the technical and aesthetic craft of broadcast design. You should be a creative Production and technical problem-solver, as well as posses strong interpersonal communication skills. The Production Designer/Animator involves designing and animating graphics for on air, off air, VOD and multiplatform.

    Requirements:

    • Highly skilled in Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects
    • Comfortable with Mac and PC, Microsoft Office Knowledge.
    • 3-5+ years of design/animation, motion graphic design experience – internship experience welcome.
    • On-Air experience in broadcast network environment is a plus
    • Experience with Cinema 4D, InDesign, Flash, Final Cut, Premiere
    • Experience with media management and server based workflows.
    • OACIS experience a plus
    • Excellent communication and team work skills
    • Strong written and grammar skills
    • Advance knowledge of video post-production and final cut pro.
    • Proven ability to manage time, juggle multiple tasks and prioritize work.
    • Ability work in teams and independently
    • Interest in popular culture and television, specifically for how this relates to targeting the SPICE TV audience.

    Responsibilities:

    • Design and animation of the on-air network navigation, including bugs and various lower third messaging
    • Design and animation of promotional elements, based on established network style guides and tool kits.
    • Production support for the design team, including but not limited to keying, rotoscoping, tracking, image prep, colour correction and resizing of art for various formats.
    • Help develop and maintain how-to one sheets and style guides for the design group.
    • Help organize, maintain and distribute assets across the design group.
    • Help organize and maintain production relation archives.
    • Designs and animates in show graphics including flags, bugs, countdown clocks, credit crunches, and crawls
    • Coordinates with the Media Planning department and writes copy for in show graphics

    Additional Responsibilities: 

    • Reformats show/movie logos and end pages for Hot End credits and coordinates delivery with Edit & OACIS Assistant, Program Planning and Acquisitions
    • Designs and animates on-air, VOD and multiplatform promos and logos
    • Updates previously animated promos, tags and assists with renders as needed
    • Assists in finding stock photography/video and performs other design/animation research
    • Reformats show/movie logos and end pages for Hot End credits and coordinates delivery with Edit & OACIS Assistant, Program Planning and Acquisitions
    • Collaborates with Post Production Operations to update Real Estate Guidelines for Original Productions

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    SENIOR VIDEO EDITOR

     

    Description:

    We are now looking for a talented Senior Video Editor to join the SPICE TV Creative Production team.  Reporting to the Creative Director you will be required to generate original video content for SPICE TV, website, iPad Apps, social media and marketing projects. Resourceful individuals are invited to join our team.

    Requirements:
- Required skill(s): Proven experience shooting with RED, DSLR and pro-sumer cameras. FinalCut 7 or Adobe Premiere

    • 3+ years of experience shooting – RED, DSLR and pro-sumer cameras.
    • Experience in the use of a variety of professional video cameras, camera mounts and controller
    • 2+ years of experience of creative production experience.
      Unwavering desire to learn more about your craft and continue to become better
    • A deep love of beauty, style, wellness and news is a bonus
    • A professional approach to work with great attention to detail, high quality and consistency.
    • Proven lighting experience
    • High technical proficiency with the ability to configure cameras for exposure, colour and white balance, as well as advanced camera settings, including HD/SD, capture/media formats, aspect ratios etc.
    • Experience of NLE systems and the proven ability to edit video
    • Knowledge of After Effects, Photoshop and Premier Pro.
    • Good understanding of audio capture, sound quality control and an awareness of sound booth systems for voiceovers
    • Excellent understanding of video compression and optimization for web video
    • Proven experience of internet/interactive copywriting within the fashion, editorial or related industry
    • Good understanding of streaming video concepts using embedded flash player
    • Experience of producing video content for various devices e.g. iphone, ipad etc, and interest of new developments and innovation in video content.
    • Ability to work well within a fast-paced environment well under pressure with a flexible, creative attitude both within a team and autonomously.
    • Ability to present creative video ideas to wider Creative team, constantly striving to create strong engaging content to keep SPICE TV ahead of its competitors.
    • A love of, and passion for style, typography and graphic design.
    • Understanding of usage and clearance requirements for music, images and footage.
    • A natural ease and confidence when directing on and off camera.
    • Experience of uploading video to the web.
    • A good journalistic understanding of video and TV content
    • Experience within TV or production would be desirable.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work alongside the Creative Director and production team to capture and edit digital video content for SPUCE TV
    • Create innovative concepts for original video content for all areas of SPICE TV
    • Lead all video projects across the brand, from concept through to shoot and production.
    • Be responsible for all shoot research, set-up and execution
    • Attend editorial meetings, and work with wider Creative team, to produce viable video content ideas which will drive engagement and product sales in a visually beautiful and editorial way
    • Work closely with the Production team to plan and produce all video content within budget and to agreed timeframe
    • Take responsibility for direction of shoots, both on and off camera
    • Create video content to support editorial features and trend stories weekly.
    • Research imagery, music, and video content as support material to video shoots
    • Support with video upload to website
    • Work with wider SPICE TV teams to create video content to support campaigns and marketing calendar
    • Accurately archive footage to be easily accessed by the Editorial team
    • Prepare the creative studio, checking that all equipment is functioning, setting up appropriate lighting
    • Ensure all footage is completed ready for tech in time to build the week’s content schedule.
    • Perform quality assurance on all video footage
    • Keep abreast of new technologies and innovation within video content and present these in a commercial manner if and where appropriate to the SPICE TV brand.
    • Produce and contribute to company branding videos and presentations

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    POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

     

    Description:

     

    We are now looking for a talented Post Production Supervisor to join the SPICE TV Creative Production team.  The role is full time and involves working with a fast-growing team. The Post-Production Supervisor is responsible for managing in-house editorial and production staff, assessing editorial and production bandwidth requirements and bringing on freelance editorial staff as needed, overseeing asset management, internal and external communications and scheduling.

     

    Requirements:

     

    • 3-5+ years combined post-production coordination experience, or experience with digital.
    • Self-driven and able to complete tasks with minimal guidance if necessary
    • Adept at determining priorities and able to hit deadlines.
    • An expert in technology, comfortable trouble-shooting problems throughout the editorial department.
    • Background in film and television production, or in digital content.
    • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities in a deadline-driven start-up environment.
    • Productivity-focused and proven to be a quick problem solver, with ability to overcome technical challenges as necessary.
    • Experience with a variety of post-production software including: Final Cut, Quicktime, FTP knowledge, and a variety of video codecs and distribution specifications.
    • Experience with scheduling software and fluency in Microsoft Office Suite.

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    • Excellent organizational skills, ability to take direction and give orders as needed.
    • Scheduling and tracking of show deliverables from start to distribution, able to pinpoint any episode at any time for delivery timing and evaluation.
    • Working collaboratively with the editors and the production team, as well as outside vendors to ensure projects are completed as expected.
    • Work independently and with teams, able to decipher problems and create solutions.
    • Manage time effectively and learn quickly, stay calm under pressure and excel in fast-paced project timeframes.
    • Coordinate freelance editors and external. Assist in responding to content delivery requests.
    • Attend editorial meetings, and work with wider Creative team, to produce viable video content ideas which will drive engagement and product sales in a visually beautiful and editorial way.
    • Support with video upload to website
    • Work with wider SPICE TV teams to create video content to support campaigns and marketing calendar
    • Accurately archive footage to be easily accessed by the Editorial team
    • Perform quality assurance on all video footage

     

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

     

    Description:

    We are now looking for a talented creative Associate Producer to join the SPICE TV Creative Production team.  Reporting to the Channel Manager & Creative Director you will be required to generate original video content for SPICE TV, website, iPad Apps, social media and marketing projects. Resourceful individuals are invited to join our team.

    Requirements:
- Required skill(s): Degree in a Broadcast, Animation, Design or Media related field.
 2+ years of experience as a producer, or similar role with interactive/ad agencies.  Experience producing and/or directing small shoots desired. Experience with script writing and copywriting desired. Knowledge and proficiency with editing systems and programs including Final Cut, Avid and/or Adobe Premiere
is a plus. Knowledge and proficiency with design and motion design programs including After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator desired
is also a plus.

    • An amazing storyteller, creative thinker with a meticulous eye for detail.
    • Strong organization and communication skills are basic requirements, as well as the ability to offer unique creative solutions, assess and manage risks, measure and report on progress, anticipate and resolve bottlenecks, and balance the business needs with the design and technical constraints.
    • You are natural leader, collaborative problem solver; you motivate creative teammates and encourage fresh thinking and new approaches.
    • 2+ years of video or marketing/communications industry experience and production environments
    • Work collaboratively with design and editing team members, and management.
    • Strong organization skills – ensure clients and colleagues have up-to-date reports and project milestone.
    • Experience in scripting and editing packages / video stories.
    • Strong reporting skills and good at interviewing and pre-interviewing subjects
    • Experience in filming using a professional digital cameras is a plus
    • Experience in editing video using Final Cut Pro or other editing software is a plus
    • Capability to handle short deadlines and work in a fast-paced and demanding production house
    • Strong communication skills
    • Your balance expectations and commitment, and provide ownership and accountability to anything you touch.

    Responsibilities:

    • Research, report, brainstorm and pitch new content ideas to head of channel.
    • Direct and produce shows from idea to final cut.
    • Write scripts, select video, sound bites and sound elements to create video stories. 
    • Write, develop and manage scripts, scheduling and tracking deliverables, coordinating voice over production, assigning tasks to wider team members.
    • Supervising the production design teams (sets, costumes, etc;) supervising post-production. Ensuring the production runs to schedule.

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    NEWS/FEATURES WRITER

     

    Requirements:

    • Proven experience in print/online journalism or blogging
    • Proven experience writing news/feature stories
    • A proven interest in/passion for the African fashion, beauty and lifestyle industry, as well as knowledge of its key brands and professionals
    • A working knowledge of WordPress or experience using a CMS (Content Management System) (however basic)
    • Photoshop/Indesign skills preferred but not essential

    Main areas of responsibility:

    • As a member of the online editorial team, you will be responsible for contributing to the SPICE site on a regular basis, adhering to deadlines and processes outlined by the Managing Editor.
    •  You will be asked to focus on a specific area/topic and be asked to submit work in this area regularly
    • Hours may be flexible
    • Formulate detailed monthly content calendars which outlines specific posts and topics
    • Monitor trends surrounding content areas
    • Contributes editorial pieces.
    • Writes engaging, informative and interesting posts on topics such as fashion, beauty, entertainment, travel, culture, etc.
    • Reviews, edits and formats content (text, images, etc.)

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    DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER

     

    Requirements:

    • Excellent word, PowerPoint and Excel skills
    • Excellent and proven experience working with different Social and Digital Media platforms.
    • A working knowledge of social media platforms and how to grow an audience and optimize reach through these platforms
    • Photoshop/Indesign/photography skills preferred but not essential
    • Extremely and demonstrably well organized.
    • Efficient with a can do attitude
    • Ability to work well within a fast paced team

    Main areas of responsibility:

    The candidate will be responsible for maintaining, monitoring and growing the SPICE Twitter, Facebook and Instagram site daily, sending links to our site to our followers and engaging with them online.

    You will be asked to post regular updates via SPICE’s social media platforms and make sure that SPICE is able to make the most of peak traffic times online and is part of the conversation on trending topics/industry events. You will be asked to attend events and productions on behalf of SPICE in order to provide coverage to our followers on social media:

    • Working with the team on Social Media strategies and execution
    • Proven experience working in fashion/social media
    • A proven interest in/passion for the African fashion, beauty and lifestyle industry
    • Managing all social media accounts
    • Engages SPICE TV social media audience actively with stories, discussions and competition giveaways
    • Ensures all social media platforms are updated frequently
    • Tracks trends across social media platforms
    • Builds social media following through concrete deliverables (ratings, followers, likes etc;)

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    GRAPHIC DESIGNER

     

    Requirements:

    • Minimum 1-2 years experience in web and print design
    • Graphic/Digital Design training and an interest in fashion with strong commercial awareness
    • Thorough and meticulous with extreme attention to detail
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Varied portfolio that includes ecommerce sites and marketing campaigns is an advantage.
    • Experience in applying a brand’s look and feel with consistency and attention to detail
    • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design
    • Familiarity with best practices in UI/UX design and designing for multiple screen resolutions
    • Understanding and working knowledge of HTML/CSS, Dreamweaver, 3rd party email senders and CMS systems
    • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to multi-task across projects
    • Extremely and demonstrably well organized.
    • Efficient with a can do attitude
    • A passion for creating work that resonates on an emotional level.
    • Strong conceptual designer with the ability to communicate clearly, while also maintaining depth in their work.
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment
    • You must be completely comfortable working with limited guidance to produce high-quality designs through to print and web ready standards.

    Main areas of responsibility:

    • Designing digital assets across a range of materials, including promos, social, affiliate banners, email marketing campaigns, look books and brochures
    • Designing seasonal launches for the channel and website in line with the company calendar
    • Working with external print suppliers through to final artwork delivery
    • Design, coding and delivery of all weekly emails in standard and mobile formats
    • Retouching, colour correcting and optimisation of images for the web and editing photography to ensure brand consistency.
    • Work with Editorial, Photography, Fashion, Marketing teams to design and deliver excellent visual site and brand imagery with quality and performance.
    • Create visual designs that effectively communicate seasonal concepts and brand identity, including the design and production of onsite layouts, interface elements, iconography, typography, style guides, etc.
    • Participate in project ideation and conceptual development based on creative and design direction
    • Critically evaluate the creative process and work to improve with the design team
    • Design of promotional web/print material such as look-books, magazines, guides, and presentations.
    • Become a brand guardian by reviewing designs for consistency
    • Ad hoc hands on design and sub-editing to i.e.: retouching, colour correcting and optimisation of images for the web

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    WEBSITE DESIGN/DEVELOPER

     

    Requirements:


    • PHP, MYSQL, HTML/CSS.
- Preferred skill(s): Javascript (jQuery), AJAX, Testing Methodology, UI Design.
    • 1/2 years+ commercial experience
    • Experience working with WordPress and other CMS’
    • Good hand-coding ability in HTML, HTML5 and CSS3
    • An understanding of Javascript, PHP and Bootstrap beneficial
    • Video editing skills a bonus
    • Support and maintain existing web & mobile applications.
    • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design
    • Familiarity with best practices in UI/UX design and designing for multiple screen resolutions
    • Understanding and working knowledge of HTML/CSS, Dreamweaver and 3rd party email senders
    • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to multi-task across projects
    • Extremely and demonstrably well organised.
    • Efficient with a can do attitude
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment

    Main areas of responsibility:

    • Assisting in overall planning, researching, developing and testing.
    • Design software and database architecture for our web & mobile applications.
    • Build effective web applications that will aid and enhance user experience.
    • Work independently and proactively to ensure quality and timely delivery of projects.
    • Keep up to date with latest web technologies, trends and programming techniques.
    • Management of hosting services, security certificates and working with service providers where required to ensure their sites and servers remain patched and secure
    • Development of internal systems, processes and documentation required to support the complete management of the company’s web presence
    • Liaising with the senior management team to discuss and suggest new features and applications, and developing these ideas into useable solutions
    • Constant development and review of the existing websites to ensure ease of use for their customers and staff
    • Developing & delivering creative front end content solutions for home pages and content features
    • Ensuring builds are accessible and work across multiple browsers and devices
    • Advise and help mentor team members in learning new ways of working
    • Bring creative responsive content to the forefront of www.myspice.tv
    • Deliver more engaging online advertising formats in Flash

    Method of Application

    If this sounds like something you’re interested in and you believe you have what it takes (please see the requirements below) and send your application to careers@myspice.tv with subject title we’d love to hear from you

     

    • CV
    • Short Covering letter (500 words max)
    • Portfolio or Previous examples of related work.

     

    ***Please note that due to a high volume of applicants, only successful candidates will be contacted. If you’ve not heard back from us within 2 weeks of sending your CV, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion but we will keep your information on file for future, more suitable opportunities.

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