Video Journalist

Washington, DC
Jan 17, 2023
May 10, 2023
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 outstanding video journalist with a proven track record of standout reporting to join our award-winning video department. This is a nationally focused video position that covers a vast variety of reporting lanes, from aggressively responding to major breaking news events to driving groundbreaking investigative and enterprise projects.

The successful candidate has proven ability to break news, develop contacts and pitch compelling stories and is a natural storyteller. We are looking for a self-starter with strong breaking news DNA. This position requires frequent travel to traumatic events such as natural disasters and mass shootings to pursue exclusive interviews and reporting threads. The successful candidate knows that speed and reaction time are critical in breaking news coverage.

This role requires the ability to juggle multiple assignments, moving swiftly from quick edits to long-term enterprise subjects as required. Exceptional videography and Adobe Premiere editing skills are a must along with strong script writing and time management abilities.

Knowledge of - and enthusiasm for - how audiences engage with video, both horizontally and vertically, is essential. We are looking for collaborative colleagues who recognize that success requires teamwork and selflessness.

This position can be based in our Washington, D.C., newsroom or close to a major airport, preferably in the central part of the U.S.

Interested applicants should submit a résumé, a cover letter and recent links to their work 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 01/27/2023 will be prioritized. Cover letters should be addressed to Executive Producer David Bruns, Senior Producers Angela Hill and Jessica Koscielniak, and Director of Video Micah Gelman.

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

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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