Executive Producer - Originals, The Wall Street Journal - NY

Dow Jones
Oct 11, 2018
Jan 26, 2019
Job Type
Full Time

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an executive producer to lead its original video team.

Top candidates for this position will demonstrate excellent editorial, production and team-management skills. Although you'll be the key leader of this team, this is a hands-on role and we are seeking a well-versed producer with a track record of producing original video concepts, delving into research and pre-production, leading physical production in the field and the studio, and crafting projects in post.

The executive producer, originals, will partner with stakeholders across all coverage areas to generate new video ideas and work with a team of producers and video journalists to execute under tight deadlines.

Because this is a global news operation, candidates need to show successful executions of projects that have been done in just a few hours, as well as award-winning features and series with longer lead times.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Researching, pitching, writing and producing hard news and feature videos of interest to The Wall Street Journal audience
  • Managing a team of producers, video journalists and graphics editors to produce timely news, enterprise journalism, feature videos and recurring series across The Journal's coverage areas
  • Collaborating with editorial leaders in all coverage areas to identify opportunities to partner on reporting, while communicating original video plans that relate to their beats
  • Working with producers during pre-production to hone story angles, reviewing pre-interviews, editing written treatments/outlines and shooting schedules
  • Supporting producers and video journalists in the field, sharing advice and helping to resolve unexpected production issues
  • Providing clear and productive notes on scripts and videos in edit
  • Ensuring that all journalistic and legal standards are followed at all times
  • Mentoring junior staff members to develop skills and providing opportunities for growth
  • Developing original series ideas, as well as executing ideas generated by broader team
  • Originating and managing budgets for one-off and series projects
  • Ability to work late hours and weekends as news developments may warrant
  • Completing additional duties as assigned

Key candidate requirements:

  • At least 12 years working in video production in a daily news or weekly news magazine environment, preferably both
  • Thorough understanding of The Wall Street Journal's core coverage areas, with a specific focus on business and markets coverage
  • Experience with domestic and foreign news and feature production
  • Specific understanding of content and audience differentiation on various platforms including O&O, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Proven history of developing successful non-fiction videos and series for aforementioned platforms
  • Clear communicator with exceptional written and presentation skills

Click 'Apply' now. All interested candidates should submit a cover letter clearly outlining how their skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements, along with links to five videos that represent the type of work described.


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About Us

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video.

Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.

The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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