Associate Video Journalist

Posted On: February 25, 2020

Journalism Job

Media Organization: The Wall Street Journal

Company Description

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 38 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

Job Description

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an associate video journalist to join its New York-based news and analysis team. You will contribute to timely news and markets videos as well as features for WSJ Video’s Twitter video initiative. Primary duties will include creating both text and reporter-fronted social videos, assisting with newsroom and studio shooting and lighting, and may occasionally include researching and reporting on feature videos and producing videos in the field.

We're looking for someone with a professional background in video journalism, who demonstrates solid shooting and editing skills, and has some experience with graphics in AfterEffects and Illustrator. You will juggle many tasks and deadline pressure is a constant in our newsroom, so an ability to react quickly is essential, as is the ability to bring challenging topics to life visually.

Because this is a role focused on producing timely news and markets coverage, you need to show successful executions of projects within just a few hours. Candidates with social news and video experience will take priority.

You will report to the Senior Executive Producer, News & Specials.

Primary responsibilities include:

Producing, shooting and editing timely news and markets coverage on a daily basis

Adapting feature and enterprise video for social audiences

Collaborating with others in the newsroom on topical video projects

Ensuring that all journalistic and legal standards are followed at all times

Ability to work late hours and weekends as part of a regular rotation and as news developments may warrant

Completing additional duties as assigned

Key candidate requirements:

Demonstrated experience producing videos under tight deadline constraints

Knowledge of current events, U.S. politics and economics, as well as a nose for news

Skilled with multiple camera setups, including but not limited to the Sony FS5, FS7, C100 and C300

Adept with studio lighting setups

Professional competency editing with Adobe Premiere

Some graphics experience utilizing After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator

Clear communicator with exceptional written and collaboration skills

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter clearly outlining how their skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements, along with links to five videos that represent the type of work described. Candidates who do not submit cover letters will not be considered.

To Apply

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