Newsroom Producer

Digital Division Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Description

Position at AJ+

Brief Description

Help take AJ+ to new heights by telling the stories that matter. You are a self-starter who thrives under pressure and can create editorially rich, journalistically solid short video content on quick turnaround, as well as report out deeper pieces with sharp AJ+ angles. Editorial judgement, creativity and awareness of social media spaces are key qualities of the successful candidate. 

Description

Help take AJ+ to new heights by telling the stories that matter. You are a self-starter who thrives under pressure and can create editorially rich, journalistically solid short video content on quick turnaround, as well as report out deeper pieces with sharp AJ+ angles. Editorial judgement, creativity and awareness of social media spaces are key qualities of the successful candidate. 

You have your finger on the pulse of national and world news, share AJ+’s editorial values and priorities, and have a talent for telling the stories that matter in a manner that engages our audiences on social media platforms.  You are able to work quickly and under pressure, bringing pitches responding to key stories in the news cycle, and for other enterprise stories in line with our values.

Our ideal candidate is eager to work on the cutting edge of innovation in social-media storytelling, and can think outside the box in developing the content that helps us conquer new frontiers in a rapidly changing publishing environment.

  • A Newsroom Producer works under a Newsroom Executive Producer, and will be responsible for producing select pieces of daily and weekly video content from start to finish
  • Creating accurate, concise, and engaging content using creative storytelling techniques
  • Conceiving, pitching, and executing story ideas
  • Meeting daily deadlines
  • Following AJ+ editorial guidelines and ethics
  • Ensuring that AJ+ content is consistent with our editorial values, priorities and strategic goals

Skills:

  • Outstanding writing and video scripting ability
  • Outstanding ability to write concise and accurate journalistic headlines and summaries
  • A clear understanding of AJ+ editorial identity and the style of our content
  • Ability to work under tight pressure and deadlines
  • Ability to work long, flexible hours and adapt to changing priorities
  • Sound editorial judgment on a range of global issues
  • An understanding of the demands of a 24-hour news cycle
  • A strong grasp of newsroom workflows and operations
  • Sound communication abilities
  • Adobe Premiere experience preferred

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience in an editorial position
  • Proven experience in video production or online Journalism