WSJ seeks a senior supervising producer for video news in New York

November 30, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a senior supervising producer to help oversee and produce news coverage as part of its global video team in New York.

Excellent editorial judgment, high quality production experience and team-management skills are key for this position. Top candidates are ones who take initiative and can work independently to create short, timely, accurate and relevant videos that stand out in the 24/7 information cycle. An understanding of short-form video formats and how they perform on multiple platforms including YouTube, TikTok and Instagram is a must.

While you will help manage a small New York-based team with the executive producer of news, this is a hands-on role, where you will collaborate daily with our overseas video managers. You should have a track record of producing high-quality, quick-turn news on tight deadlines.

The position is based in our New York office and reports to the Executive Producer of News.

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

  • Work with the executive producer to help lead a team of video journalists, domestically and overseas producing short, quick-turn news videos daily.
  • Work a 12pm-9pm weekday schedule in NY to ensure continuity of news coverage for the department and be a key point of contact to our Singapore-based video manager.
  • Work closely with the executive producer to conceptualize and program daily news coverage.
  • Work with video journalists to reformat and reproduce news videos for platforms such as YouTube, TikTok and Instagram.
  • Provide clear and productive feedback on scripts and videos to hone story angles, strengthen scripts.
  • Closely monitor news feeds and breaking news events as needed.
  • Coach reporters and news editors to appear on camera or in voiceover.
  • Collaborate closely with key newsroom editors, overseas video leaders and producers to develop best-in-class video journalism.
  • Ensure videos maintain the highest production value and all WSJ journalistic and legal standards are followed.
  • Be the primary backfill to the executive producer when that person is unavailable.
  • Be expected to work weekends as breaking news and time zone considerations may warrant.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned.

You Have

  • At least eight to 10 years of experience working in a daily video news environment, including time spent managing a team of journalists.
  • Experience producing and/or overseeing videos designed to perform on social media platforms, including TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts.
  • Professional experience writing and reviewing headlines, captions and 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.
  • Fluency with internet culture and trends.
  • 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 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.

To apply, go here.

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