Digital Producer/Post Producer

Editorial Washington, District Of Columbia


Description

Position at AJ+

We’re looking for a Producer to join the team of a new, exciting travel/culture/news show at AJ+. We’re looking for someone who is ready to jump into a small team and help us create the look and feel of a new series, who can provide innovative ideas for digital content. The Producer should be comfortable finding and casting stories in domestic and foreign locations, executing shoots, monitoring/recording sound, and managing deliverables (call sheets, releases, etc.). The Producer should also be experienced working with editors in Premiere, and should be comfortable guiding an edit. Any type of Production Management experience would be preferred, including experience with visas and conflict regions, as well as experience shooting with Sony cameras (As7ii, Fs7). The ideal candidate would be experienced in digital video, and can introduce new ideas to the table while working on a variety of different tasks throughout the production process.

Role Responsibilities

  • Preference for candidates who have experience producing content for digital platforms (YouTube, Facebook and Instagram)
  • Consistently pitch and develop new ideas for episodes of the show
  • Write compelling scripts and treatments
  • Monitor and record sound during shoots
  • Work closely with the Senior Producer and Host to prepare and execute shoots
  • Work with an editor and guide an edit in Premiere
  • Consistently bring creative ideas to the edit
  • Willingness to travel to locations for stories
  • Contribute to conversations around editorial and creative ideas in meetings and discussions
  • Assess new information and react quickly to editorial developments
  • Desire to shoot is always a plus but not required
  • Carry out duties in line with Al Jazeera editorial guidelines and ethics
  • Ensure AJ+ editorial, engagement, and creative standards
  • Ability to shoot is a plus, but not required
  • Perform other duties as requested

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • At least 3 years’ experience in creative video production/filmmaking/video journalism
  • Proven track record of success
  • Experience in casting and developing stories

Personality Attributes

  • Outside-the-box thinker, strong storyteller and collaborator
  • Lives for the news cycle, both foreign and domestic
  • Passionate and curious about new ways to create digital video
  • Thrives working with a team and on your own
  • Has a passion and commitment to the Al Jazeera spirit of journalism (aka: we tell stories others do not)