Were looking for a video journalist to join us in building a major component of The Star-Telegrams future. This is an editorial position focused on shooting, editing and producing original video content across multiple platforms.
This individual will be required to pitch, report and produce daily and long-term video stories. As part of each assignment, this person may also be required to shoot photographs. The goal is to improve our quantity and quality of original video to better serve our digital audience across platforms. Video journalists play a critical role, working closely with newsroom colleagues to tell the most important and timely video stories. A strong work ethic, the ability to multi-task and the aptitude to work across short- and long-term deadlines is required.
Generate ideas for daily video stories that appeal across local and national online audiences
Report, edit and produce compelling video journalism on deadline
Collaborate with editors/reporters to develop creative approaches to digital storytelling
Write good SEO headlines, captions, summaries and social media posts to promote your work
Shoot photographs to accompany video storytelling in digital presentations and for print
Assist in leading video training sessions with colleagues
Skills Needed: Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and team player skills required.
Leadership, strategic thinking experience and the ability to work across a broad-section of colleagues essential. Visual sensibility and experience contributing to interactive and multimedia work, with creative concepts and implementation. Reliable news judgment, advanced communication skills needed.
A deeply-connected professional network is important. A vision of future audience trends and digital media important.
Personal Attributes: Energy, flexibility, and online smarts.
The ability to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment. Need the ability to work well with a variety of editors and staff at all levels within a digitally evolving local newsroom. Aptitude for thinking big, working wisely and quickly iterating.
Education: College degree required.
Special Training: Ability to quickly edit video. Extensive background in journalism, video and online media preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 1 year of digital journalism experience. Familiarity with DSLR and professional video cameras, non-linear editing and video content management systems.
This position will be based in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram offices and will report to the audience editor. Some travel may be required.
Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements and three work samples to: Steve Coffman (). Competitive salary and benefits and collegial working environment. EOE.
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