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Current job vacancies at our office in Birmingham, West Midlands:


Head of UGC Video (UK)

Caters Media Group, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

About the job
Caters Media Group is an exciting international multimedia company who lead from the front when sourcing, creating and distributing amazing video and image content to the world’s largest media outlets.

With 7 offices on 4 continents so have a global reach and a client base including some of the world’s most popular social media pages, websites and television shows, These clients demand top quality, must-watch viral content on a daily basis and rely on us to supply the latest breaking, hilarious, shocking and quirky viral videos that audiences want to view and share. Our in-house brands are followed by millions on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook as well as YouTube, digital-out-of-home and OTT platforms.

A rare opportunity has arisen in our Birmingham based UGC (User-Generated Content) Video Team for a creative and dynamic person to lead and supercharge our amazing acquisition team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated person who relishes the chance to lead from the front, switched on to what makes a great video before it goes viral, as well as a good communicator with their team to increase productivity throughout.

The successful candidate role will be responsible for the management and oversight of the company’s UGC dept in the UK, overseeing all aspects of the UGC video dept from in-house training, daily workflow, increasing performance, growth strategy as well as feeding into and collaborating with other internal stakeholders to fine tune and maximise our output, as well as working to ensure the smooth transition between global UGC teams.

If you have a talent in identifying the latest viral video, a great teacher to those in your team, then you are the person for us!

Responsibilities:

  • This requires the winning candidate to lead by example with a strong understanding in the sourcing, acquisition and licensing of viral video content
  • A talented and inspiring educator who can communicate effectively with their acquisition team to increase performance both in quantity and quality.
  • An analytical insight into the forever changing viral video market to ensure that we always stay ahead of our competitors and acquire on a daily basis only the best UGC videos.
  • Contribute, identify and implement initiatives processes to ensure successful acquisition of content, overcoming any hurdles along the way.
  • Ensure that all in their team carry out due diligence by identifying and verifying correct copyright holders of content.
  • Successfully work both independently and collaboratively within an international team environment.

Skills and experience:

  • Some knowledge and experience within content licensing in particular UGC video acquisition.
  • A track record of meeting and beating targets
  • Great communication skills and ability to give clear direction to your team through constructive advice and insights
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a strong an analytical eye on identifying viral video trends as well knowing how to exploit them in a fast paced and competitive market

The position will normally be based at our head office in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, but current government guidelines mean you will be temporarily working remotely. All interviews will be conducted via Zoom until further notice. To apply, send your CV and salary expectations to jobs@catersnews.com. Please use the words ‘HEAD OF UGC ACQUISITIONS ROLE’ in the email subject line.


Video Acquisition Specialist (UK)

Caters Media Group, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

About the job
Caters Media Group is an exciting international multimedia company who lead from the front when sourcing, creating and distributing amazing video and image content to the world’s largest media outlets.

With 7 offices on 4 continents so have a global reach and a client base including some of the world’s most popular social media pages, websites and television shows. These clients demand top quality, must-watch viral content on a daily basis and rely on us to supply the latest breaking, hilarious, shocking and quirky viral videos that audiences want to view and share. Our in-house brands are followed by millions on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook as well as YouTube, digital-out-of-home and OTT platforms.

A rare opportunity has arisen in our Birmingham based UGC (User-Generated Content) Video Team for talented, eager and driven individuals to join our dynamic video acquisition team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated person who relishes the chance to learn what makes a great video before it goes viral, a willingness to hit targets as well as a good communicator.

If you love social media, have a talent in identifying the latest viral video, then you are the person for us!

Responsibilities:

  • Identify video content from multiple platforms before it goes viral and to fit customer briefs in a short space of time.
  • Use people skills and sense of humour to contact and negotiate with content creators whose videos are going viral.
  • Handoff tasks and communicate effectively with teams in other offices, especially in the US and Australia.
  • React to breaking news scenarios to remotely source content from the ground.
  • Ensuring vital admin is completed fully and accurately.
  • Working towards performance targets set by line-manager.

Skills and experience:

  • Multi-Tasking abilities and a deep desire to learn and grow.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Decision-making skills and a proven ability to work with a growing/diverse team.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Hardworking and enthusiastic.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant degree desired but not essential.
  • A foreign language is preferred but not essential.

The position will normally be based at our head office in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, but current government guidelines mean you will be temporarily working remotely. All interviews will be conducted via Zoom until further notice. To apply, send your CV and salary expectations to jobs@catersnews.com. Please use the words ‘VIDEO AQUISITION SPECIALIST (UK)’ in the email subject line.


Reporter

Caters Media Group, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

About the job
Caters Media Group is an exciting international multimedia company who lead from the front when sourcing, creating and distributing must-read stories, amazing video and image content to the world’s largest media outlets.

Some exciting opportunities have arisen for two talented journalists to join our teams in Birmingham and Liverpool.

We are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated people who relish the chance to hunt out five-star content for media outlets around the globe every day.

The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for a story, know where to find brilliant human interest tales and a talent in identifying great stories that get the whole world talking.

We’re looking for creative self-starters who are brimming with story ideas and love talking to people, as well as possessing excellent organisational skills and the ability to write standout copy.

You’ll preferably have at least a year’s experience working in a news room environment although applications will be accepted from exceptional entry-level candidates.

We are looking to recruit journalists to be based at our Birmingham and Liverpool offices, but current government guidelines mean you will be temporarily working remotely so all interviews will be conducted via Zoom until further notice.

To apply, send us your CV, your salary expectations and three story ideas to jobs@catersnews.com. Please use the words ‘REPORTER’ in the email subject line.