Video Journalist

Editorial Columbia, SC


Responsibilities include:

  • Generate ideas for daily video stories that appeal across local and national online audiences

  • Report, edit and produce compelling video journalism on deadline

  • Collaborate with editors/reporters to develop creative approaches to digital storytelling

  • Write good SEO headlines, captions, summaries and social media posts to promote your work

  • Shoot photographs to accompany video storytelling in digital presentations and for print

  • Assist in leading video training sessions with colleagues


Skills Needed:  Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and team player skills required.  Leadership, strategic thinking experience and the ability to work across a broad-section of colleagues essential. Visual sensibility and experience contributing to interactive and multimedia work, with creative concepts and implementation. Reliable news judgment, advanced communication skills needed.  A deeply-connected professional network is important. A vision of future audience trends and digital media important.

Personal Attributes:  Energy, flexibility, and online smarts.  The ability to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment.  Need the ability to work well with a variety of editors and staff at all levels within a digitally evolving local newsroom.  Aptitude for thinking big, working wisely and quickly iterating.

Education:  College degree required.

Special Training:  Ability to quickly edit video. Extensive background in journalism, video and online media preferred.  

Experience: Minimum of 3 years digital journalism experience. Familiarity with DSLR and professional video cameras, non-linear editing and video content management systems.  

This position will be based in Columbia, SC, offices and will report to the Visuals Editor. Some travel may be required.