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Video Journalist

Job ID: 62241
Job Views: 727
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
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Job Category: Newspapers,Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 06.29.2021

Job Description

The Wall Street Journal is looking for video journalists to join its YouTube video team. Video journalists in this group produce a mix of topical videos on specific subject areas, original features and series ranging from three to eight minutes in length. You should have a professional background in video journalism, demonstrate exceptional story development and scriptwriting and have experience with shooting and editing. A deep familiarity with YouTube and social video are essential. We are looking for video journalists who are excited about pitching, developing, reporting and writing scripts and shooting and editing videos.

This is a new team, so we’re looking for journalists who can juggle tasks and projects and thrive in a dynamic environment. You will also collaborate across the Journal's newsroom. Please note, this is not an entry-level position, and it is not a position producing documentaries. You should be able to show successful executions of timely news projects and longer-lead formats.

In this role, you will report to the supervising producer on the YouTube team. You likely will start this job remotely but will eventually be based in our New York, London or San Francisco office, depending on coverage area.

To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet or exceed the key requirements. Please also include links to five videos that represent the type of work described and the role played for each story. Feel free to also include links to any relevant YouTube channels you particularly like or regularly watch.

Job Requirements

You will:

  • Pitch, develop, research, report and write stories in partnership with WSJ journalists

  • Shoot and edit videos in-studio and in the field

  • Partner with reporters and editors across the newsroom to identify and produce timely video news pieces that are visually distinctive and of interest to the WSJ audience

  • Create and develop a variety of formats, including “explainers,” on-location features and new original series

  • Ensure that all journalistic and legal standards are followed

  • Be adept with studio lighting setups and field shoots

  • Create derivative works for other social video platforms

  • Be able to work late hours and weekends both as part of a regular weekend rotation and as news developments may warrant

You have:

  • At least three years’ experience producing videos in a daily news environment, preferably at a global news organization

  • An ability to tell stories in creative ways using high-quality video and graphics

  • A proven ability to manage every aspect of video production from start to finish

  • A deep understanding of, and interest in, The Wall Street Journal's core topic areas as well as strong editorial judgment and broad knowledge and interest in current events and news

  • Experience using multiple camera setups, including the Sony FS5, FS7, a7S

  • A professional-level understanding of Adobe Suite, with a high level of expertise in Premiere and basic knowledge of After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Experience producing quality video content efficiently and, often, under tight deadline constraints

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