We're hiring a video producer

Are you a talented video editor with a passion for sordid scandal? We’re hiring a video producer to turn the funniest stories in sport into mega-popular short videos.

If you've ever dreamed of spending your working hours making clips about Maradona doing coke in the Pope’s bathroom, then this is the role for you.

About The Upshot

The Upshot pulls back the curtain on your favourite sports and dives into all the stuff BBC Sport wouldn’t touch with a bargepole: drunken antics, dressing room squabbles and Gary Neville’s Qatari lookalike…

In July 2023, our podcast entered the charts at number one, and has already grown to more than 100,000 listeners a month.

We also have 100,000 subscribers to our Friday newsletter - the bible of sporting drama.

Now we want to grow those audiences by turning our best stories into videos.

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Video Producer, The Upshot

Details: This is a full time role, working 9am to 6pm at our office in Hammersmith/Kensington Olympia, London.

Salary: £28,000 per year

But we’re also interested in working with freelancers too - let us know your preference and we can discuss pay etc.

In this role, you will be responsible for entertaining a rapidly growing audience of sports fans by producing videos for The Upshot’s social channels.

You’ll work with the rest of the team to make one minute social media videos about sport’s most scandalous characters, based on our most popular stories.

You will:

  • Create one minute videos based on our most popular Twitter threads about sport’s most colourful and scandalous characters.

  • Use footage from our podcast to create more short engaging videos.

  • Work with the rest of the team to turn video views into social subscribers and ultimately, podcast listeners.

Your success will be measured by the growth of our social channels. Initially we will focus on growing one channel.

The ideal candidate:

  • Is a sharp producer who has a feel for storytelling, brevity and humour.

  • Is a huge sport fan, with an appreciation for gossip, drama and controversy - rather than tactical analysis.

  • Is extremely motivated by large audience figures and building an audience.

To apply: 

Email [email protected] with a description of your relevant experience, including links to your work.

We’re particularly interested in experience making short videos for social media.

We’re looking to fill this role ASAP, so don’t delay.

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