WSJ seeks an associate video journalist in New York

July 3, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an Associate Video Journalist to join our short-form video team to create timely video features, recurring franchises and in-depth explainers for the WSJ YouTube channel.

We’re looking for a candidate who is passionate about news and eager to learn in a fast paced, rigorous environment. In this role, you will have ownership over videos, and you will support video journalists and senior video journalists in the production of a wide range of the team’s videos, including reporter-fronted analyses, in-depth explainers and original field pieces.

You should have a professional background in video journalism and demonstrate professional editing skills in Adobe Premiere. Prior experience with shooting and creating graphics in Adobe AfterEffects, Photoshop and Illustrator is a plus.

You will juggle many tasks and should be excited about covering the day’s news events across a variety of coverage areas. The ability to react quickly and hit deadlines is essential to the job, as is the ability to bring challenging topics to life visually.

Because the role is focused on producing and supporting the production of timely video features, candidates with a record of pitching stories for ongoing news coverage will take priority.

The position is based in our New York City office and reports to the Executive Producer of the WSJ YouTube team.

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 and the role you played in each. Candidates who do not submit cover letters will not be considered.

You will:

  • Support video journalists and senior video journalists with pitching, researching, reporting and booking interviews for timely video features, recurring franchises and in-depth explainers for our WSJ YouTube channel.
  • Research, write and produce timely news coverage and topical analysis.
  • Fact-check scripts and ensure that all journalistic and legal standards are followed.
  • Collaborate with reporters and editors in the newsroom on topical news videos.
  • Be able to 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:

  • Experience researching, reporting and booking sources for video stories.
  • Demonstrated experience assisting the production of quality video content efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Deep understanding and interest in The Journal’s core coverage areas.
  • Strong editorial judgment and broad knowledge of current events, U.S. politics, technology and economics, as well as a nose for news.
  • Professional competency editing with Adobe Premiere.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with exceptional organizational and time management skills.

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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