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Video Journalist, Current Features and Series

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Closing date
5 Apr 2022

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a video journalist to join its Current Features and Series video team. Video journalists in this group produce topical, news-focused, feature videos, ranging in length from two to seven minutes across a variety of coverage areas. Top candidates for this position will have a professional background in video journalism, demonstrate exceptional story development, scriptwriting, and have experience with shooting and editing. We are looking for someone who is excited about pitching, developing, reporting and writing scripts and shooting and editing videos. You will juggle many tasks and collaborate across the Journal's newsroom.

Please note, this is not an entry-level position and it is not a position producing documentaries. Because this is a global news operation, candidates need to show successful executions of timely news projects that have been done in just a few hours, as well as videos produced with longer lead times.

In this role, you will report to the Supervising Producer on the Current Features and Series team. You will start this job remotely but will eventually be based in our New York office.

To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet or exceed the key requirements. Please also include links to five videos that represent the type of work described and the role played for each story.

You will:
  • Pitch, develop, research, report and write stories
  • Shoot and edit videos in-studio and in the field
  • Partner with reporters and editors across the newsroom to identify and produce timely video news pieces that are visually distinctive and of interest to the WSJ audience
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Ensure that all journalistic and legal standards are followed
  • Be adept with studio lighting setups and field shoots
  • Be able to work late hours and weekends both as part of a regular weekend rotation and as news developments may warrant
  • Complete additional responsibilities as assigned, including breaking news assignments

You have:
  • At least three years' experience producing videos in a daily news environment, preferably at a global news organization
  • An ability to convey news and tell stories in creative ways using high-quality video and graphics
  • A proven ability to manage every aspect of video production from start to finish
  • A deep understanding of, and interest in, The Wall Street Journal's core topic areas as well as strong editorial judgment and broad knowledge and interest in current events and news
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Experience using multiple camera setups, including the Sony FS5, FS7, a7S
  • A professional-level understanding of Adobe Suite, with a high level of expertise in Premiere and basic knowledge of After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experience producing quality video content efficiently and, often, under tight deadline constraints
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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 .

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

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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