The Wall Street Journal is seeking an Executive Producer to oversee its international video team. Based in London, this role will also oversee video production in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Top candidates for this position will demonstrate excellent editorial, production and team-management skills. Decisiveness and clear communication are critical for this role. The international video team is responsible for producing relevant and accurate news videos, features and series across platforms.
Although you will be the key manager in this unit, this is a hands-on role. We are looking for a strong, organized leader with a track record of producing timely business and markets news, international analysis and feature coverage that stands out in the 24/7 information cycle.
The position will be based in London and will report to Senior Executive Producer, News, in New York.
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.
- Manage a team of supervising producers and video journalists to produce quick-turn news and analysis videos, social news video, features and series on a daily basis.
- Work closely with video journalists to hone story angles, strengthen scripts and ensure videos maintain the highest production value and all journalistic and legal standards are followed.
- Work closely with the Senior Executive Producer of News and the Head of Video to conceptualize and program future news coverage and ambitious enterprise.
- Work closely with the strategy team to develop new formats and adapt news coverage strategy in alignment with the rest of the global team.
- Collaborate closely with key newsroom leaders in London and Asia, New York video leaders and producers to develop best-in-class video journalism.
- Work late hours and weekends as part of a regular rotation and as breaking news events may warrant.
- Complete additional duties as assigned.
- At least 10 years of experience working in a daily video news environment, including time spent managing video teams.
- Professional experience writing and reviewing scripts for news stories under tight time constraints.
- Clear communication skills with exceptional written and collaboration skills.
- A deep understanding of current events, global politics and economics, as well as a nose for news.
- Experience producing compelling international, business, markets and tech videos under tight deadline constraints.
- Specific regional knowledge and a deep understanding of current affairs in EMEA and APAC.
- A specific understanding of content and audience differentiation on various platforms including O&O and YouTube.
- A track record of translating complex business and economics stories into reporting that informs the WSJ’s core subscriber base and appeals to broader audiences.
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.
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