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Video Journalist (YouTube Development), WSJ - NY

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Closing date
Mar 22, 2023

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a video journalist to focus on development for its YouTube team. We're looking for someone who understands the YouTube landscape and can help develop and pilot future series and new formats specifically for the platform.

Please note, this is not an entry-level position and it is not a position producing documentaries. This role functions as the idea generator for a team of video journalists. You will be expected to attend production meetings with a wide range of ideas on a variety of topics. You will also be responsible for creating topical, news-focused videos and jumpstarting short-form video formats and franchises. Videos will range in length from three to eight minutes and will span a variety of coverage areas.

Top candidates for this position will have a professional background in video journalism, demonstrate exceptional story development and scriptwriting skills. Prior experience developing new creative video approaches will be key. Excellent shooting and video editing skills are a must.

The position is based in our New York City office and reports to the Supervising Development Producer.

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 and the role you played in each. Candidates who do not submit cover letters will not be considered.

You will:

  • Conceive and drive the development and execution of short-form video.
  • Pitch, develop, research, report and write for a variety of formats, structures and stories to be produced for the WSJ YouTube channel.
  • Shoot and edit videos in-studio and in the field with proficient lighting skills and in partnership with other video journalists and producers.
  • Partner with reporters and editors across the WSJ newsroom to identify and produce timely video news pieces that standout and engage our audience.
  • Manage multiple projects in various stages of production, on tight deadlines.
  • Ensure that all WSJ journalistic and legal standards are followed at all times.
  • Work late hours and weekends both as part of a regular weekend rotation and as news developments may warrant.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned, including breaking news assignments.

You have:


  • At least five years of experience producing and developing digital videos in a daily news environment at a national or global media company.
  • Demonstrated experience producing quality video content efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • A proven capacity to manage every aspect of video production from start to finish, both independently and working with producers and editors.
  • Deep understanding and interest in The Journal's core coverage areas.
  • Strong editorial judgment and broad knowledge of current events.
  • Experience writing and presenting pitches, as well as contributing to creative brainstorming sessions to generate new ideas.
  • Experience shooting video with multiple camera systems and setups, both in-studio and in the field.
  • Professional-level understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, with a high level of expertise in Premiere and basic knowledge of After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with exceptional organizational and time management 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.


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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 .

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

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NYC Pay Range: $40,000 - $160,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce.

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world's top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 34905



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