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Senior Video Journalist (Features), The Wall Street Journal - NYC

Dow Jones
Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000
Closing date
Oct 8, 2023

Job Details

Senior Video Journalist, Features

locationsNYC - 1211 Ave of the Americas
time typeFull time
job requisition idJob_Req_38509

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Senior Video Journalist to join its Features video team in New York.

Please note, this is not an entry-level position, and it is not a position producing documentaries. You should have an extensive professional background in video journalism, exceptional story development and scriptwriting skills for news, and have professional experience with shooting, editing and producing motion graphics for video.

We are looking for a journalist with solid news judgment and creativity to produce premium video content on tight deadlines. In this position, you will be tapped to cover timely, newsworthy feature stories with rich reporting in a visually creative way. You will be responsible for pitching, pre-production, booking, shooting and editing your videos as part of this role.

Top candidates for this position will have a deep understanding of WSJ’s core coverage areas. The ideal candidate will also have experience covering a broad range of topics from its economy and markets to politics and technology.

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:

  • Autonomously pitch, develop, research, report and script for a variety of formats, lengths, structures and stories to be produced for and the WSJ YouTube channel.
  • Act as a lead producer to manage multiple projects in various stages of production, on tight deadlines.
  • Shoot and edit videos in-studio and in the field with proficient lighting skills.
  • Create informative and engaging motion graphics.
  • Identify and produce timely video pieces that are visually distinctive and of interest to the WSJ audience.
  • Ensure that all WSJ journalistic and legal standards are followed.
  • Collaborate with reporters and editors across the WSJ newsroom to produce videos across platforms.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned, including breaking news assignments.

You have:

  • At least five years of experience producing digital videos in a daily news environment at a national or global media company.
  • Prior experience with every aspect of video production from start to finish, under tight deadlines.
  • Deep understanding and interest in The Journal’s core coverage areas.
  • Experience using multiple camera setups, specifically with Sony professional and prosumer equipment. Ability to set up lights in the studio and in the field.
  • A professional-level understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite, with a high level of expertise in Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Clear communication skills with exceptional written and collaboration skills.
  • 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.


Reasonable accommodation:

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: Editorial/Journalism
Union Status: Union role
Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000

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..



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