Visual Forensics Reporter, Asia

7 days left

Washington, DC
Mar 02, 2023
Apr 08, 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 looking for a Mandarin-speaking, OSINT-skilled video reporter based in Asia to join its Visual Forensics team, with a focus on China coverage. The Visual Forensics team has distinguished itself with its contributions to The Post's DuPont award-winning coverage of the June 2020 crackdown on Lafayette Square , its video investigations of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, and its ability to react quickly to today's most urgent topics and conduct form-agnostic investigative reporting primarily based on open-source visuals.

The Visual Forensics team plays an integral role in the newsroom's coverage across many topic areas. The team collaborates with the national, sports, foreign and investigative desks using multiple reporting methods. With the addition of this reporter, we hope to cover a wider range of the news cycle. We are committed to expanding our visual-first, OSINT-based investigative reporting as an expression of our long-standing commitment to hold power to account, domestically and internationally.

Speaking and writing proficiently in both English and Mandarin is essential for this position. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience analyzing video, audio, social media and open-source information and pitching ambitious stories based on what can be found within these sources. They will be highly organized and able to pivot to breaking news coverage as needed. They will be adept at tracking data within spreadsheets and using mapping as a reporting tool. An ability to think up innovative ways to extract meaning from visuals - either with new tools or existing and unconventional methods - will be a plus. A working knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects will also be advantageous, as will the ability to write concisely and compellingly, from a video script to a text article. The ideal candidate will have a track record of significant contributions to high-impact stories and experience in a newsroom environment. Finally, this candidate will be a true team player, understanding that the best work is done in a collaborative environment.

The position will be based in Asia, preferably in Taipei, Taiwan, or in Seoul.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé with links to their work and a cover letter outlining their experience 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 03/19/2023 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Senior Producer Elyse Samuels, Executive Producer Nadine Ajaka 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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