We’re looking for a natural-born-news-junky-associate-video-producer to join USA TODAY NETWORK’s Video team. If you’re always in the know about what’s going on in the news and can creatively translate that to video form, we need you! Viewers can get their facts from a quick skim of an article, but our way of story-telling is keeping them there to watch video. If you think you’ve got what it takes to create video content that is transforming the way viewers are consuming their news, we have a space for you at the USA TODAY Network.
We are looking for someone with the patience and drive to spend hours tracking down news-adjacent stories, facts, photos and b-roll to create an amazing multimedia story about the newsiest items of the day. The Associate Video Producer (AVP) will work alongside current production staff to create, write, edit, publish, program and share news videos across all of the USA TODAY NETWORK’s digital platforms.
The Associate Video Producer will be based in the Atlanta Video Production Center. They will be responsible for collecting and organizing assignments. They will maintain communication with the video team leaders, National News Desk, USA TODAY editors, writers and reporters and local USA TODAY NETWORK properties. They will edit and produce videos for nationally-significant news stories, buzzy/trending stories, special features and social video content. He/she will also obtain video and information from USA TODAY NETWORK properties for production. The AVP may also be called upon to contribute original story ideas, write, produce and edit video content to be published across the USA TODAY NETWORK. The AVP will be expected to monitor social media and third-party content providers to find and produce videos.
The AVP should be comfortable writing, producing and editing their own news videos. He/She must be comfortable with video rights management. The AVP should be a motivated, self-starter who can multi-task and communicate effectively across multiple groups. He/She must be detail-oriented, have strong editorial judgment, be able to think like a journalist, have time management skills and be able to work independently with limited supervision as well as within a group.
Prior experience in a newsroom is required.
To be considered applicants must provide a cover letter, resume and links to work samples (see below instructions).
This is a 6 month position with the possibility of extending to a year. It will be remote to start but may require working in our Atlanta office in coming months.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or liberal arts
1 year of newsroom experience, preferably in a television or digital newsroom and/or equivalent video news experience
Experience with social media and creating videos for social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram
Ability to write engaging headlines and other video metadata
Understanding of SEO requirements for video metadata
Some experience with video analytics from a platform such as Adobe or Google analytics
Experience producing video content for digital platforms for a news outlet
Able to work alone or as part of a team to compete assignments under tight deadline pressure
Experience with Adobe Premiere and the Adobe Creative Suite
Have a basic technical understanding of video systems and operations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
This role requires a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
When applying, please include a single document with as much of the following as possible: a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, your updated resume, and portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. It’s important that these items be combined into a single document, preferably in PDF format. The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.
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