Visuals Producer

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Closing date
23 Jan 2022

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a visuals producer to join our Off-Platform team, with a focus on vertical and mobile storytelling for Instagram.

You will work with photographers, editors, reporters, designers, developers and other visual journalists to create rich, multimedia stories, both for breaking news as well as planned features and enterprise journalism. The job requires deep experience with photography, video and visual storytelling, as well as strong familiarity with Instagram and its publishing features. We're looking for people with a collaborative and innovative mindset who can quickly adapt in a fast-moving environment. You will work closely with our new Visual Storytelling team to develop and serialize features for Instagram.

You will report up to the Off-Platform Editor. While you may start this job remotely, you will be based in our New York office.

You will:
  • Work on a small team, producing and building visual assets that help showcase our journalism for the millions of people who come to us from social channels, specifically on Instagram.
  • Edit, pace and build powerful visual stories, incorporating strong photography, video, audio, animation and other elements.
  • Collaborate with various newsroom teams to ensure these are executed at a high level across all channels.
  • Show sound editorial judgment and a clear understanding of WSJ's publishing standards.
  • Help codify visual best practices on social media, including the development of custom templates; clarify and update the guidelines as necessary.
  • Help establish our publishing cadence for in-feed posts and Instagram Stories, with an emphasis on breaking news and how we can optimize engagement on high-profile news.
  • Contribute to efforts associated with the day-to-day publishing of visual content on Facebook, Twitter and other social channels.
  • Attend coverage planning meetings to identify and work with editors and reporters to shape stories with the highest potential to engage an audience of millions. Pitch and develop visual stories.
  • Be data-informed in your decision-making to grow our reach. Work with the audience and platform teams on social strategy and distribution of WSJ content.
  • Explore opportunities for live-streaming via various platforms; conceive original content that can be serialized on those platforms
  • Coordinate with other social-media editors, including colleagues in Europe and Asia, to ensure smooth transitions in social publishing around the clock.

You have:
  • Sound news, storytelling and design judgment and a commitment to WSJ's publishing standards.
  • An enthusiasm for WSJ journalism and a curiosity about current events.
  • Prior experience working at the intersection of social media and journalism. Experience as a photo editor, video or multimedia producer preferred.
  • Fluency with photo and video editing software, including Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, After Effects and/or other relevant tools. Basic coding skills, animation skills or the ability to shoot video are a plus.
  • Familiarity with social-media publishing and analytics tools; experience creating and meeting benchmarks for growth and success.
  • Expertise with responsive design and best practices for designing stories for mobile devices.
  • Ability to give and take direction, and work quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • The initiative to take on and learn new tasks.
  • Strong organizational, communication, leadership and collaborative abilities.

Applications should include portfolio links, a resume and cover letter.
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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

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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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