The Independent, Senior Social Media Video Journalist

Employer
The Independent
Location
Kensington, London, W8.
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
2 Dec 2021
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Senior Social Media Video Journalist, The Independent

Reports to: Head of Multimedia, Independent

About us:

The Independent is an online news publisher that was established in 1986 as a politically independent national newspaper. In 2016, The Independent became a fully digital publisher, moving away from print in pursuit of sustainability, and to keep its values alive.

Through The Independent and indy100 websites, its subscription and contribution services, as well as its syndication and advertising businesses, The Independent hopes to continue the work of many decades, and with over 100 million unique global visitors a month, to make its voice ever louder and more insistent the world over.

Today we have teams across the globe, from Delhi, Moscow and the Middle East, through to London, New York and Los Angeles.

About you

  • Experienced journalist with a history of social media video production and growth across multiple platforms.
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team to video content for various social media channels.
  • Demonstrate excellent news judgement and an in-depth knowledge of social media platforms.
  • Experience shooting video with DSLR cameras and knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud software (Premiere Pro and After Effects essential).
  • Strong organisational skills and time management.
  • Have a good understanding of media law and ethics, specifically surrounding copyright
  • Thrive in a fast paced, busy newsroom and have the ability to work under pressure.
  • Be comfortable working some anti-social hours on occasion for major events.

Job purpose

As a Senior Social Media Video Journalist you will be responsible for video content on The Independent’s social media platforms.

Reporting to the Head of Multimedia you will make sure The Independent always has the best video on it’s social media, whether that be reacting to breaking stories, uploading viral videos or packaging up original content for multiple platforms.

You will be expected to have a deep understanding of how different content works on different platforms and work with a team of producers to ensure their work is being shown in the best possible way.

This role will encompass working on both short and long form editorial briefs as well as some commercial projects.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure The Independent’s social media always has excellent video content.
  • Work with the Head of Multimedia, video producers, social team and other departments on both daily and forward planning projects.
  • Show excellent news judgement when making decisions.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of media law and ethics.
  • Pitch creative ideas and have the ability to follow through with them.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of The Independent’s values and always work with those in mind.

Skills and experience

  • Experience of working on an equivalent title in a similar senior role.
  • Excellent understanding of online journalism and social media platforms.
  • Extensive experience in using both Adobe Premiere and After Effects.
  • Experience in other Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator etc) desirable.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to switch priorities if required.
  • Ability to work effectively at speed and without supervision.
  • Trustworthy personality.
  • Ethical behaviour at all times.

Expected behaviours

  1. Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focused way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  2. Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues.  Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  3. Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  4. Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  5. Responsive Delivery - Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way.  Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations.

Due to the high volume of applications we will only be contacting candidates who have been shortlisted and progressed through to the next stage.

Location: You will be based at our Head office in Kensington, London, W8.

The Independent is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries. If you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.

All of our employees are entitled to benefits including free on-site gym, great pension, private healthcare and life insurance schemes. We also offer cycle to work and season ticket loan initiatives to make our employees’ journeys to work easier. We want our employees to enjoy working for us and we invest in training and development to support and develop rewarding careers.

Company

Working to inform, challenge and inspire our readers and clients every day, the ESI Media offices in High St Kensington offer a lively and sociable working environment.

From our journalists to our commercial team, we have some of the best talent in the business, who are all passionate about our fantastic brands.

All of our employees are entitled to benefits including great pension and health insurance schemes. We also offer cycle to work and season ticket loan initiatives to make our employees’ journeys to work easier. We want our employees to enjoy working for us and we invest in training and development to support and develop rewarding careers.

Find Us
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Telephone
02036155215
Location
Northcliffe House
2 Derry Street
London
W8 5TT
United Kingdom

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