Senior Producer - News (AJ+)

Digital Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at AJ+

Candidates must be eligible to work in United States.
Job Type: Contract  


AJ+ is looking for a contract Senior Producer to join our fast-paced newsroom and help us take our production to the next level.

We’re looking for journalists who have done this before, making impactful social video daily. Your stories have gone viral more times than you can remember and you instinctively know how to make important stories shareable and complicated stories relatable.

This senior role also requires leadership skills. Not just a journalist who can create award-winning videos, but someone who can help inspire and nurture less-experienced producers on the team.

All our journalists are expected to have their fingers on the pulse of world news and be up to speed on the latest social media trends.

AJ+ is a unique digital news & storytelling project promoting human rights & equality, holding power to account, & amplifying voices of the powerless.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Producer works under the News Executive Producer and will be responsible for producing select pieces of video content from start to finish
  • Taking the lead on new initiatives developed by the team and the EP
  • Assisting with fact‐checking stories, maintaining consistencies in workflows.
  • Assisting with handovers to and from Newsroom teams based in different time zones
  • Initiating and maintaining partnerships linked to AJ+ content
  • Coordinating with engagement, audience development, and other teams
  • Creating accurate, concise, and engaging content using creative storytelling techniques
  • Conceiving, pitching, and executing story ideas
  • Following AJ+ editorial guidelines and ethics; ensuring that AJ+ content is consistent with goals
  • This is a shift-based job on East Coast time working 4x10 hour weekday shifts that may require occasional evening or weekend hours

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree or relevant experience
  • Minimum of 5 Years’ experience in an editorial position
  • Proven experience in video production or online Journalism
  • Proven experience mentoring a team; a history of leadership skills developed within a newsroom
  • Outstanding ability to scrutinize and edit the work of other producers
  • 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
  • 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
  • Adobe Premiere experience preferred