Freelance Videographer

Posted On: April 2, 2014


Media Organization: The Village Voice

Company Description

Founded by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, and Norman Mailer in 1955, the Village Voice introduced free-form, high-spirited and passionate journalism into the public discourse. As the nation's first and largest alternative newsweekly, the Voice carries on the same tradition of no-holds-barred reporting and criticism it embraced when it began publishing nearly 60 years ago.

The recipient of three Pulitzer prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, and the George Polk Award, the Voice remains a vigilant investigative watchdog and a go-to source for coverage of New York's vast cultural landscape. The Voice's unique mix of in-depth news writing and reporting, incisive arts, culture, music, dance, film, and theater reviews, daily web dispatches, and comprehensive entertainment listings provides readers with an indispensable perspective on the inner workings of the world's most vibrant city.

The Voice's daily-updated Web site has twice been recognized as one of the nation's premier online sites for journalistic quality and local content. The site is a past winner of both the National Press Foundation's Online Journalism Award and the Editor and Publisher Eppy Award for Best Overall U.S. Weekly Newspaper Online.

Job Description

The Village Voice is accepting applications for a freelance videographer to produce brief, reported videos of events in New York City and to pitch enterprise video pieces to be played on the Voice's digital platforms.

The freelance videographer will pitch event coverage (Hot Sauce Expos, public pillow fights, the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade, etc.) or enterprise pieces (a night in the life of a delivery guy on a bicycle) to Voice editors. Videographers are expected to, in most cases, work with a sense of urgency and with the understanding that news video is often time-sensitive and if it's event coverage, it's likely that there are already few amateur videos of it floating on YouTube.

Our videographer should be able to turn around quickly and effectively, compelling, interesting, funny other otherwise moving videos between 3 and 5 minutes.

There are also also opportunities to produce video in conjunction with our longform feature stories that offer much more freedom for creativity and expression. They also pay more, of course.

To Apply

Potential freelancers should e-mail senior web editor Nick Lucchesi at with 2-3 video links showing his or her best work. Ideally, the candidate will have done in-the-field reporting and be able to convey a journalistic story in the video.