Deputy Director, Video

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Aug 23, 2021
Closes
Sep 16, 2021
Ref
JR-90272535
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
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 a deputy director for its video team.

The deputy director works closely with the video director to manage all aspects of the department, including daily editorial direction, personnel and organizational matters, budgeting, analytics, and video product development.

The deputy director manages a team of executive producers and senior producers responsible for daily breaking-news coverage and explainer storytelling across all topic areas, oversees the Visual Forensics team and works closely with other department leaders to integrate coverage of enterprise and live storytelling. The deputy director oversees video department collaboration with audience and analytics teams along with product, design and engineering. The deputy director advises and assists the director of video in working with IT and client solutions.

At least 10 years of experience of guiding a diverse staff to excellence as a visionary and empathetic manager is a requirement for this role. The successful candidate must be a team player with a track record of leading large staffs in fast-paced and complex newsroom environments.

The ideal candidate must be an exceptional writer and editor with a history of helping video producers and reporters write dynamic scripts with sweep that hold viewers' attention. The responsibilities of this position include working with video producers and reporters from story pitch to final production, including conceptualization, storyboarding, interviewing, videography and editing of mid-form and fully interactive pieces. The successful candidate must have exceptional news judgment and a history of producing high-impact enterprise journalism and managing complex stories that require layers of editorial and legal review. Experience managing interactive projects that balance text, photos, graphics and video is essential.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, it will not be eligible for remote work.

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.

Candidates should upload a résumé, cover letter and three examples of outstanding, integrated multimedia work to our jobs portal by Sep 15. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Director of Video Micah Gelman and Managing Editors Tracy Grant and Krissah Thompson.

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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