WSJ seeks a senior video journalist in Hong Kong or Singapore

December 10, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a senior video journalist to join its APAC video team to produce short-form news videos, current features, series and explainers. Please note, this is not an entry-level position, and it is not a position producing documentaries.

You should have an extensive professional background in video journalism, exceptional story development and scriptwriting skills for news, and have professional experience with shooting, editing and producing motion graphics for video.

We are looking for a journalist with solid news judgment and creativity to produce premium video content on tight deadlines. In this position you will be tapped to juggle different tasks and projects as news events require, and should be excited about covering everything from daily news events to evergreen topics. The ability to react quickly, hit deadlines and bring challenging topics to life visually are essential to the job.

Top candidates for this position will have a deep understanding of WSJ’s core coverage areas, with a particular focus on global stories out of the Asia Pacific region. The ideal candidate will also have experience covering China across a broad range of topics from its economy and markets to politics and technology.

The position can be based in either our Hong Kong or Singapore office and will report to the Singapore-based APAC senior supervising producer.

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:

  • Autonomously pitch, develop, research, report and script for a variety of formats, lengths, structures and stories to be produced for wsj.com and the WSJ YouTube channel.
  • Act as a lead producer to manage multiple projects in various stages of production, on tight deadlines.
  • Shoot and edit videos in-studio and in the field with proficient lighting skills.
  • Create informative and engaging motion graphics.
  • Identify and produce timely video pieces that are visually distinctive and of interest to the WSJ audience.
  • Develop story ideas from the APAC region with a keen eye on China while also maintaining a pulse on U.S. news developments in order to pitch stories with broader resonance.
  • Ensure that all WSJ journalistic and legal standards are followed.
  • Collaborate with reporters and editors across the WSJ newsroom to produce videos across platforms.
  • Work late hours and weekends both as part of a regular weekend rotation and as news developments may warrant.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned, including breaking news assignments.

You have:

  • At least five years of experience producing digital videos in a daily news environment at a national or global media company.
  • Prior experience managing every aspect of video production from start to finish, under tight deadlines.
  • Deep understanding and interest in The Journal’s core coverage areas.
  • Strong editorial judgment and knowledge of news from China and the broader APAC region.
  • Experience using multiple camera setups, specifically with Sony professional and prosumer equipment. Ability to set up lights in the studio and in the field.
  • A professional-level understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite, with a high level of expertise in Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Clear communication skills with exceptional written and collaboration skills.
  • 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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