Digital Producer/Post-Producer

Digital Division Washington D.C., District Of Columbia



AJ+ is looking for a creative, pop-culture obsessed Producer with strong writing and video production skills. You need to be able to think both in a literary way as well as visually. You’ll be joining the team of a new pop culture show at AJ+, Pop Americana. You know how David Fincher creates exposition in his films and what that means. You can make a compelling argument for the similarities between Norman Rockwell and Bruce Springsteen. You can look at 90s music videos and make an argument for how and why sepia tones defined the decade. And you know how to tell these stories in a compelling video essay format with engaging visuals and sound.

Because that’s the thing: the perfect candidate knows how to culturally critique and knows how to write – they know how to research a story, find the sharp angle and argument and put together a well-written essay that is analyzing the content. You take initiative, learn quickly and adapt to changing circumstances. 

You should be comfortable finding and casting stories in domestic and foreign locations, executing shoots, monitoring/recording sound, and managing deliverables (call sheets, releases, etc.). You 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, is a strong writer and knows how to explore the various facets of pop culture, all while working on a variety of different tasks throughout the production process. Please note that this is not an on-camera position. While candidates with digital video content production experience are preferred, if you think you’re the perfect fit – apply and tell us why.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Ability to construct narratives and write strong video essay style scripts
  • 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/Host to prepare and execute shoots
  • Work with an editor and guide an edit in Premiere
  • Consistently introduce creative ideas to the edit
  • Willingness to travel 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