The Tab is hiring a TikTok Producer

Here’s how to apply


The Tab is looking for an ambitious TikTok producer and presenter to run The Tab’s national TikTok account. This person will play a big part in driving The Tab towards being the most influential youth media brand in the UK.

The Tab is a news site covering student and youth culture with seven million readers a month. We cover everything from Netflix to politics, as well as dominating uni campuses all over the UK. The Tab is part of Digitalbox Plc – the growing media company behind Entertainment Daily! and The Daily Mash. At The Tab we put young people in charge; the average age is 25 and many staff go on to run their own team within three years. You will join at an exciting time, alongside four other hires this summer.

You will be creative while being analytical and data-driven. You will have an exceptional news sense, plus a deep understanding of what 18-25s care about and want to see on social media. We are looking for someone who lives for TikTok, is extremely online, and is obsessed with trends. TikTok presents a new and exciting way to bring news to young people – and will be a huge part of all major newsrooms in the next few years. This role would suit someone pursuing a career in social media or broadcast journalism at a national outlet.

If you think you’re more suited to a social media role across several platforms, check out our other new opening Social Media Manager – job spec here.

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You’ll join a team of 10 journalists in our London HQ, creating daily video content based on your expert knowledge of TikTok trends.  You’ll produce a variety of videos on a variety of topics: street interviews, current affairs, trending sounds, explainers, and green screen takes.

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The role offers flexible home and office working, and includes a pass to Second Home in Spitalfields, East London, which includes a roof terrace, free yoga, weekly Friday drinks, and plenty of dogs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Producing, presenting, and interviewing people for videos for TikTok daily, based on the news cycle and trends
  • Growing our national TikTok account to one million followers this year
  • Working with the social team to adapt TikTok videos for other social platforms: Instagram and Facebook
  • Working closely with our campus editors and TikTok editors; giving them ideas and growth tips
  • Being the authority on what’s trending on TikTok for the editorial team
  • Analysing and reporting growth numbers back to the social team

You must have:

  • Proven experience growing your own or a brand’s TikTok account, with great results
  • A 2.1 degree from a UK university
  • Proficiency in Premiere Pro or other video editing software
  • The confidence and charisma to appear and speak on camera
  • A sharp news sense: from pop culture to social affairs (some experience at a news outlet is preferred)
  • Big ambitions, a growth mindset, and a love of analytics

Benefits:

  • Hours: 9 am -6 pm weekdays (with the option to start at 8 am and finish at 5 pm)
  • Salary dependent on experience
  • 25 days holiday a year plus bank holidays
  • Access to our plant-filled office in Spitalfields, East London, which has perks like free yoga classes and cake
  • A young, sociable team
  • 24/7 access to doctors via the private WeCare app – for your physical or mental health
  • Company-wide parties, away days, and retreats every year
  • A MacBook Air

 

The roof terrace at our office

After a year in this role, you will:

    • Be a widely recognised video journalist in the media
    • Reached millions of young people through your videos
    • Have a yearly review to decide where you will progress next in the company

To apply, send the following to [email protected]:

  1. Email your CV plus a link to your (or a brand’s) TikTok channel
  2. Pitch three TikTok video ideas that you think would go viral on The Tab’s account