Visual Forensics Reporter

Washington, DC
Aug 22, 2022
Nov 02, 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 an accomplished video reporter steeped in open-source intelligence techniques to join its Visual Forensics team. Successful candidates should have at least three years of demonstrated experience analyzing video, audio, social media and open-source information and pitching ambitious stories based on what can be found within these sources.

This role requires a high degree of organization and the ability to pivot to breaking news coverage as needed. Proficiency in tracking and analyzing data and the use of mapping as a reporting tool is essential. Ideas for innovative ways to extract meaning from visuals - either with new tools or existing and unconventional methods - are a plus. A working knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects would be useful. The ability to write concisely and compellingly, from a video script to an article, is also a plus. The ideal candidate will have a track record of significant contributions to high-impact stories. Experience in a newsroom environment is a plus. Importantly, the role requires a true team player, who understands that the best work is done through collaboration.

This position can be based in our Washington, New York, San Francisco or London newsrooms.

Candidates should upload a résumé, cover letter and three work samples 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 09/09/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Senior Producer Elyse Samuels, Executive Producer Nadine Ajaka 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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