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Company: Agence France-Presse
Position:
Freelance Video Journalist
Location:
California
Job Status:  Freelance
Ad Expires: 
March 20, 2013
Job ID: 1237744

Description:

RECRUITING FREELANCE VIDEO JOURNALISTS

AFPTV, the video department of global news agency AFP, is looking to recruit highly skilled, self-motivated freelance video journalists based in the following cities:

- Los Angeles

- Chicago

- Miami

These are reporting jobs which require the skills, savvy and speedy to cover news and produce features for an international audience.News judgment and knowledge of current events are important -- as is the ability to tell a great story.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

- at least 2 years of work experience reporting hard news; 

- demonstrable experience working as a "one man band" operation, shooting, producing, editing and writing packages 

- owning own HD, PAL-enabled gear

- must be able to perform on deadline

The position requires an unlimited store of great ideas, skilled shooting, editing, and writing -- as well as pitch-perfect narrating skills -- for short-format (2 min) video. French, Spanish a plus. Other languages welcome.

Successful candidates will liaise with AFPTV editors in Washington, and collaborate with locally-based AFP print and photo journalists. 

 

Interviews for LA-based work may be held in Los Angeles in late February.

 

ABOUT AFP

www.afp.com

 

AFP is a global news agency, delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. With 2,900 staff and stringers spread across 165 countries, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages, delivering the news in video, text, photographs, multimedia and graphics. AFPTV is a fast-growing international television service, delivering a broad range of videos including breaking news, investigative reports and features.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send letter of motivation and CV to afptv-recruitment-us@afp.com.

Showreels may be addressed to: Michelle Hoffman, AFPTV, 1500 K Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington DC 20005. Better yet is a link to an online showreel which you may include in your letter of motivation.

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