OOSS Media is seeking a Senior Writer to be our lead writer and provide oversight of the writing team. Responsibilities include pitching concepts, managing a team of junior and freelance writers and creating scripts. An obsessive interest in martial arts and internet culture is a must and proficiency in creating engaging digital content on social media platforms, primarily YouTube. This role reports to the Editor in Chief. 

The Candidate
  • Prolific writer for social video content, primarily YouTube
  • Funny / insightful / witty
  • Obsessed with martial arts culture and media
  • Passion for teaching and bettering martial arts literacy of others
  • Aware of cultural trends in both the media and martial arts space
  • Ability to use data to pitch concepts, show titles, and content that will capture audiences.
  • Able to assign topics and lead a team of JR writers to produce engaging and relevant content
  • Team player
  • Experience managing remote team members
  • A strong background or interest in martial arts or education writing a major plus
  • Deep understanding of what works and resonates on social platforms and an understanding of data/analytics to inform and iterate concepts.

The Job
  • Ensure overall adherence to brand tone
  • Manage a team of writers
  • Edit, revise, and iterate concepts and scripts
  • Come up with show concepts and pitch them
  • Experience sourcing, establishing and maintaining relationships with freelance writers
  • Ability to execute creative strategy
  • Create and implement a strategic development timeline
  • Lay out an operational strategy and best practices for content writing
  • Identify key writing talent
  • Maintain a systems improvement mindset with clear operational guidelines and objectives
  • Ensure major deliverables are completed within scope and budget

The Experience 

  • 4+ years (or equivalent) in video production, broadcasting, television, or similar discipline
  • 2+ years of management experience
  • 1-3 years relevant experience creating social-first videos
  • Published examples of existing writing or video content that you wrote.
  • Proven track record in content writing leading large teams with high output
  • Examples of work that shows a knowledge of social platforms and a history of growing audiences.
  • Familiarity with content optimization and best practices
  • Understanding of cultural trends in media and martial arts culture and ability to adjust insights and creative accordingly
  • Working knowledge of film and content production