The Wall Street Journal is looking for a senior executive producer to oversee a growing team of short-form video producers creating timely video features, recurring franchises and in-depth explainers for our WSJ YouTube channels.
As senior executive producer you will collaborate closely with a team of video leaders to oversee the editorial and creative vision for this team. Top candidates will have a deep understanding of The Journal's core coverage areas and a track record of developing and executing creative storytelling approaches that successfully grow audiences on YouTube. A deep understanding of the WSJ subscriber audience and the organization's potential non-subscriber reach are a must. In this position you will sit at the intersection of editorial and strategy.
Leadership, decisiveness and clear communication are critical for this role. You will work closely with senior members of the video department, editorial coverage leaders, and other high-level stakeholders across the newsroom to generate new ideas that can be executed in a short-form video format. You will also mentor and empower a group of video journalists to do their best work under tight deadlines, and continue to raise the bar for video journalism at The Wall Street Journal.
The position is based in our New York City office and reports to the Editorial Director, Video.
To apply, please submit your résumé, a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements and links to five videos that represent the type of work described. Candidates who do not submit cover letters will not be considered.
- Work closely with the executive producer to lead a team of short-form video journalists, editors and graphics animators to produce features, recurring franchises and in-depth explainers for WSJ YouTube channels.
- Collaborate with editorial leaders across all coverage areas to identify opportunities to partner on reporting and communicate original video plans that relate to their beats.
- Provide clear and constructive notes on scripts and videos in edit, ensuring that the final product is structured and produced to maximize audience retention and engagement.
- Mentor team members to develop new skills and provide opportunities for career growth.
- Ensure videos maintain the highest production value and all Wall Street Journal journalistic and legal standards are followed.
- Work late hours and weekends as news developments may warrant.
- Complete additional duties as assigned.
- At least 10 years of experience working in video production at a national or global media company.
- Excellent editorial judgment, strong field production experience and team-management skills.
- A track record of translating complex business and economics stories into reporting that informs WSJ subscribers and appeals to broader audiences.
- Experience pitching original video ideas, developing and executing new formats and series, and crafting projects in post production.
- Professional experience writing, reviewing and elevating scripts for videos.
- Specific understanding of content and audience differentiation on various platforms including YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn and Facebook.
- A track record of developing successful non-fiction videos and series for the aforementioned platforms.
- Experience managing budgets for one-off and series projects.
- Clear communication skills, with exceptional written and collaboration skills.
The Journal's reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.
Dow Jones , Making Careers Newsworthy
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
Non-Union / No clear and likely Internal Candidate (Employee Only) has been identified
Req ID: 34886