Breaking News Video Editor

Washington, DC
Jul 01, 2022
Aug 03, 2022
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking a video producer-editor for our breaking news team. This position plays a critical role in The Washington Post's 24-hour news coverage, working from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern in our Washington, D.C., newsroom.

The ideal candidate is an experienced video editor who welcomes the demands of breaking news and is an excellent collaborator across teams. The editor assists with - and often leads - our breaking news and live news events programming daily. Strong communication skills are a must, along with a keen eye for optimization, analytics and SEO best practices.

A breaking news video editor is expected to produce live events and generate original ideas that elevate the news of the day. This includes finding relevant clips, compiling sound bites and writing scripts to create videos that complement our text coverage and have the potential to build a large audience on-site and off-site on platforms such as YouTube and Instagram. This editor also identifies and aggregates social videos that would be of interest to the Post audience - curating must-see videos from around the world on the big visual stories of the day.

This position requires at least three years' experience in a fast-paced newsroom environment, solid news judgment and the ability to multitask. Editing quickly in Adobe Premiere is also required.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé with links to their work and a cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the position to our jobs portal. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 07/15/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Supervising Producer Sarah Parnass, Executive Producer Nicki DeMarco and Director of Video Micah Gelman.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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