Video Producer (Contract)

New York, NY
Jul 21, 2022
Aug 17, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

About the Washington Post Creative Group

The Washington Post Creative Group is the award-winning in-house branded content studio of The Washington Post. We are a high-performing, world-class team of strategists, creatives, writers, producers, editors, visual artists, UX designers, and project managers who believe that storytelling can change the way we see the world and our place within it. Working at the convergence of technology and consequential journalism, we produce branded stories and experiences for advertisers across a diverse array of categories. Our stories empower our readers to think bigger, do better and be accountable to the greater good. Washington Post is looking for a video producer (contract) to join WP Creative Group, our in-house branded content studio. The video producer will work across the production process of branded video, with a focus on researching, pitching, writing, and casting high-quality, multimedia content optimized for our site as well as social channels.

  • You wear many hats and can switch gears quickly among different projects.
  • You are action-oriented and operations-savvy with an "in the work" hands-on approach.
  • You are a self-starter and take ownership over all aspects of production and take pride in your work.
  • You are adept at working in quick-paced atmosphere.
  • You are a collaborative team player - no job is too small.
  • You lend your good ideas to all parts of the process whether it be improving workflow or creative.
  • You have an obsession with problem solving, collaboration and ensuring flawless execution of highly compelling, captivating, and engaging brand experiences from start to finish.
  • You are curious, ambitious and imaginative to create best-in-class and engaging video content across all platforms.
  • You have a strong grasp of and interest in elevating storytelling across all platforms specifically video, digital, social and podcasts.

  • Own all aspects of pre-production planning, to assisting on-set at productions and stewarding video assets through to post-production and launch in collaboration with the Production team and the internal teams of the Creative Group
  • Execute branded content programs that address our partner's business goals while remaining authentic to the Washington Post brand
  • Develop, pitch, and write up video concepts, loose scripts or storyboards, and pre-production treatments
  • Edit projects such as documentary stories, TikToks and social media content
  • Research key background subject matter, conduct casting pre-interviews, and provide talent one-sheets
  • Assist in onboarding and briefing production partners on production objectives and story beats
  • Coordinate travel and/or any production-related logistics, including choosing production partners, location booking, call sheets, and talent releases
  • Review and weigh in on rough cuts, helping to ensure that final video productions are aligned with brand and WPCG strategy, and best-in-class storytelling
  • Steward all assets through the post-production process, with attention to staying on deadline and within scope, and coordinating delivery to program managers and/or social media managers
  • Provide expert project-management oversight, update schedules and process invoices

  • 4+ years of experience working in video production or marketing content development
  • Proven experience managing high-profile accounts who can manage multiple lines of feedback and distill them into a clear creative vision
  • Experience editing and deep knowledge in Premiere Pro, After Effects a plus
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills-ability to perform in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment, and think quickly and strategically to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong research and writing background, as well as experience with building narratives through visual storytelling
  • Best-in-class communication skills when developing and producing projects
  • Ability to see multiple projects as a whole and ensure that all parts are moving well
  • Self-motivation and ability to proactively find solutions and/or provide ways to further enhance video productions
  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines


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.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?