Online Video Producer, NPR

By Cory Bergman 

NPR.org is looking for a creative video producer with passion and skills for working in multiple media to join the talented team that is turning NPR.org into one of the premier news, music and information sites on the Web. Help develop the stories and strategy that translate NPR’s signature style of in-depth journalist to a new medium.

DUTIES:

Pitches story ideas and follows through on them; shoots and/or edits video on news, arts and music subjects; helps develop a strategy that makes use of original and third-party video to create compelling video stories for NPR.org, NPR podcasts and other platforms; develops ideas and approaches for video series or recurring features; makes and manages assignments to outside videographers or producers; helps create pieces that use video in combination with other media; cultivates relationships with news agencies, videographers, independent producers, archives and other sources of video material; develops editorial, visual and technical standards and styles for using video; helps the producing staff make better use of video; and arranges training and mentors producers.

REQUIRES:

Five years television and/or professional video experience in a news or documentary setting; must be an idea machine with the skills to follow through; expert in video shooting and editing; demonstrated excellence as a writer and visual storyteller; experience working on a Web publication or demonstrable passion for new-media platforms, tools and approaches; experience maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness; familiarity with a variety of computer systems and software applications; and ability to adapt to changes in equipment, software and workflow.

PREFERRED:

Significant daily news experience; experience with desktop editing and production tools.

NPR is a growing multi-media broadcast operation. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including three weeks of annual leave.

**Please include a reel showing samples of news and documentary work (DVD or CD-ROM preferred; VHS accepted), along with URLs of online projects if available when submitting resume for this position.

To apply, send cover letter and resume, identifying position by number (#JJ1594) and title, to: NPR: Human Resources Department; 635 Massachusetts Ave., NW; Washington, DC 20001-3753; Fax 202-513-3047;E-mail – employment@npr.org.

National Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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