News Producer

Digital Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Description

Position at AJ+

Summary:

We’re looking for a Producer - News for a six month contract role that gets social media and knows how to pull video content together quickly and creatively.

Attention to detail is key, along with strong instincts on what makes a story shareable. AJ+ is a unique digital news & storytelling project promoting human rights & equality, holding power to account, & amplifying voices of the powerless.

Contract Type: Freelance

Only Candidates based in US will be considered for the role

Specific Responsibilities:

  • The Producer works under the Executive Producer for News and will be responsible for producing select pieces of 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 goals
  • This is a rotating shift-based job that may require evening and weekend hours

Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor degree or relevant experience
  • Minimum of 3 Years’ experience in an editorial position
  • Proven experience in video production or online Journalism
  • 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 strongly preferred