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 to help lead visual storytelling across our social platforms.
This producer will create and optimize content for mobile-first surfaces. They will work with video embeds in departments throughout the newsroom to produce vertical video for social platforms, including Snapchat and Reels for our primary Instagram accounts: @washingtonpost , @coveringpolitics and @postclimate . Many of these videos will appear on our app and site, as well.
The ideal candidate will have a clear point of view on the role that video plays in growing social accounts and establishing relationships with younger audiences. They will have a comprehensive grasp of the major storylines shaping the global news landscape and a strong perspective on how to contextualize news and empower people to live better lives.
The candidate should have at least two years of experience producing polished video for a news organization and should be able to edit quickly with Adobe products. They should be comfortable using analytics to make regular data-informed adjustments and coaching journalists on best practices for producing social-first video.
This position is based in our Washington newsroom.
Candidates should upload a résumé and cover letter outlining their experience, including social accounts on which they have previously worked, to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 02/10/2023 will be prioritized. A cover letter should be addressed to Deputy Director of Social Travis Lyles and Curation Desk Editor Kenisha Malcolm.
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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