Executive Producer - News Video, The Wall Street Journal - NY

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Closing date
Nov 19, 2022
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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an executive producer to oversee and produce news coverage as part of its global video team in New York.

Top candidates for this position will demonstrate excellent editorial, production and team-management skills. Decisiveness and clear communication are critical for this role. This team will be responsible for producing short, accurate, relevant videos for our audience, as well as reformatting and reproducing our news videos for platforms such as YouTube, TikTok and Instagram.

Though you will be a key manager in this unit, this is a hands-on role. We are looking for a strong, organized leader with a track record of producing timely news coverage that stands out in the 24/7 information cycle.

The position will be based in New York and will report to the Senior Executive Producer, News & Specials.

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.

You will:

  • Manage a small team of supervising producers and video journalists to produce quick-turn news and analysis videos on a daily basis.
  • Work closely with video journalists to hone story angles, strengthen scripts and ensure videos maintain the highest production value and all journalistic and legal standards are followed.
  • Work closely with the senior executive producer to conceptualize and program future news coverage.
  • Develop consistent video formats and templates for quick-turn news and social videos that can be replicated.
  • Collaborate closely with key newsroom editors, overseas video leaders and producers to develop best-in-class video journalism.
  • Work late hours and weekends as part of a regular rotation and as breaking news events may warrant.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned.

You have:


  • At least eight to 10 years of experience working in a daily video news environment, including time spent managing journalists and small teams.
  • Professional experience writing and reviewing scripts for news stories under tight time constraints.
  • Clear communication skills with exceptional written and collaboration skills.
  • A deep understanding of current events, global politics and economics, as well as a nose for news.
  • Experience producing compelling international, business, markets and tech videos under tight deadline constraints.
  • A specific understanding of content and audience differentiation on various platforms including O&O and YouTube
  • A track record of translating complex business and economics stories into reporting that informs the WSJ's core subscriber base and appeals to broader audiences.

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.



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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at TalentResourceTeam@dowjones.com. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

To enter one of our US based offices: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

Non-Union / No clear and likely Internal Candidate (Employee Only) has been identified

Req ID: 34889



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