Host/Producer, TikTok and YouTube Shorts

7 days left

Washington, DC
Sep 13, 2023
Sep 30, 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 producer and community manager who will host, shoot and edit daily TikToks as well as foster audience growth on TikTok, YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels and other social platforms. The ideal candidate has on-camera experience, has produced vertical video for social media and possesses a deep passion for news and media literacy. This producer will work with a team of other vertical video personalities and editors to improve the quality and increase the audience across Washington Post social channels.

Candidates should have experience pitching stories, writing and fact-checking scripts, and hosting, shooting and editing themselves using Adobe Suite products. We are interested in hearing from candidates with exceptional news judgment and a demonstrated history of writing or producing impactful journalism.

This producer will be expected to bring their own hosting style to our channels, within the look and feel set by our lead TikTok personality, as well as regularly appear on our channels and produce videos from start to finish, independently. The producer should feel comfortable engaging with audiences, across platforms, in an authentic way that fits their voice. They should plan to maintain weekly analytics reports, manage and engage with live events, develop merchandise opportunities, and pursue other audience engagement activities. We're eager to find someone with a passion for news and informing others to find a unique way to be a newspaper on TikTok, daily.

The producer will work closely with the TikTok team, wider video department and the core social media team to develop and execute an ongoing growth strategy for existing and potential new platforms. The person in this role will help maintain editorial calendars, work across the newsroom to develop relationships with reporters and editors, and partner with the analytics team to make data-informed decisions.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Applicants should upload a cover letter outlining a vision for the role, along with a résumé, to our jobs portal. They should create and link to two distinctly different TikToks driven by recent headlines, demonstrating their on-camera and editing abilities. The links should be included in the cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 09/22/2023 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Director of Video Micah Gelman, Executive Producer Lauren Saks and Senior Video Journalist Dave Jorgenson.

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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