VIDEO PRODUCER AT THE AFPTV EUROPE DESK, LONDON (M/F)
Starting date: January 2022
AFPTV is offering an exciting opportunity to operate as a video producer in London.
You will work on the very busy Europe desk and help other desks when needed, especially the Africa one located in the same office.
Among other tasks, you will turn round videos for clients, compile packages of b-roll and file footage, source UGC and videos from external providers, cut from live feeds and help adapt videos into English and French, as well as create videos ready to publish, mainly for digital clients.
You will contribute to the speed of delivery of the breaking news story and to the quality our video service.
There may also be some limited shooting opportunities or field producing.
You will have to ensure the reliability of news covered and respect for the agency's editorial policy.
Candidates should bring a multi-media approach to the job and expect to coordinate closely with text reporters and photographers.
Use of social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and networking apps is essential, in accordance with the guidelines for using social networks as an AFP journalist. You are also encouraged to support the development of new formats, including close collaboration with AFP’s fact-checking journalists.
You must be ready to work long days and a wide range of hours, including early mornings and late nights, as well as weekends,
In an ever-changing media environment, the nature of the job could evolve in line with coverage demands and the requirements of an increasingly diverse client base.
A self-starter with exceptional organizational and multi-tasking abilities, you will be passionate about video news, have native English and an excellent level of French. Other languages are a plus.
Previous experience as a producer, knowledge of the needs of big broadcasters and international experience will be a plus too.
Honed digital non-linear editing skills, preferably on Adobe Premiere and/or Qube are a must.
Filming skills are a plus.
AFP is a global news agency, delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. With 2,900 staff and stringers spread across 165 countries, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages, delivering the news in video, text, photographs, multimedia and graphics. AFPTV is its fast-growing international television service, delivering a broad range of videos including major breaking news, investigative reports and features.
Applicants should send a CV and cover letter with links to your video work.