WSJ seeks a video journalist in London

February 12, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a video journalist to join its global news operation in London.

Video journalists are responsible for producing topical, quick-turn, news-focused videos. We’re looking for someone with a professional background in video journalism and who demonstrates exceptional editing skills. This person will join a team responsible for producing short, timely, accurate videos for our audience, as well as reformatting and reproducing our news videos for platforms such as YouTube Shorts, TikTok and Instagram Reels.

Excellent news judgment and the ability to react quickly is essential. Successful candidates will juggle many tasks and should be excited about covering the day’s news events across a variety of subjects.

Please note, this is not an entry-level position, and it is not a position producing documentaries. Because this is a role focused on producing timely news coverage, candidates need to show successful executions of projects that stand out in the 24/7 information cycle.

The position will be based in London and will report to the Executive Producer, International.

To apply, please submit your résumé, a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements, and links to five videos that represent the type of work described. Candidates who do not submit cover letters will not be considered.

You will:

  • Pitch, write and produce visually-first new and original story ideas every day to ensure timely news coverage.
  • Closely monitor news feeds and breaking news events as needed.
  • Aggregate social videos and agency footage for visual breaking news stories and clip newsworthy soundbites from newsmakers.
  • Search for opportunities to strengthen text articles with quick-turn videos.
  • Reformat and reproduce news videos for platforms such as YouTube, TikTok and Instagram.
  • Collaborate with editorial leaders across coverage areas to ensure that The Journal’s unbiased understanding of news and expert analysis is reflected in every video published.
  • Fact-check scripts and ensure that all journalistic and legal standards are followed.
  • Work late hours and weekends as part of a regular rotation and as breaking news events may warrant.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned.

You Have:

  • At least three years of experience producing digital videos in a daily news environment at a national or global media company.
  • Experience producing videos designed to perform on social media platforms, including TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts.
  • Professional experience writing headlines, captions and scripts for news stories under tight time constraints.
  • Clear communication skills with exceptional written and collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrated experience producing compelling business, tech, politics and general news videos on deadline.
  • Knowledge of current events, U.S. and international politics, economics, and a nose for news.
  • Fluency with internet culture and trends.
  • Skills with multiple camera setups, including but not limited to the Sony FS5, FS7, C100 and C300.
  • Professional competency editing with Adobe Premiere.

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.

To apply, go here.

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