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Senior Video Journalist

The Wall Street Journal

5 days, 12 hours ago


New York, NY

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a senior video journalist with exceptional shooting, writing, editing and reporting skills to join our global video unit in the New York office for a six-month contract. This person will be responsible for producing short- and long-form documentary-style video stories and explanatory features as well as projects tailored to mobile, social and digital audiences. The job requires an extremely organized self-starter with solid news judgement who can pitch, develop and research stories,​ manage multiple projects at various stages of production, and work collaboratively with the Journal’s worldwide network of reporters and editors in a variety of coverage areas​. We're looking for a good storyteller and a talented generalist who can translate complex stories into smart, elegant video packages. Deadline pressure is a constant in our newsroom, so an ability to react quickly is essential, as is the ability to add depth and context to a story while bringing challenging topics to life visually. In addition, the job calls for someone who can work with freelance videographers around the world, developing shot lists, advising on shooting, ​and managing all aspects of that pre- and post-production process. Experience at a leading news organization is preferred. We will give close consideration to candidates who show a strong innovative streak and can navigate effectively in a high-stakes, top-tier newsroom. Solid graphics experience will help you break out of the pack, as will work that shows vision and creativity. Requirements 5 years experience in a top-tier newsroom Highly proficient in ​Adobe Premiere Advanced skills shooting with ​Sony FS7 and FS5, A7S and ​Canon C100 Experience with lighting on location and in studio Skills in After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator a significant plus Proven interest in innovative video storytelling and strategic thinking around social media Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and 8-10 published pieces. Please note what role you performed on each project. Familiarity with third-party footage

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