Universal Desk Video Editor

The Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia

Date PostedMarch 17, 2017
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time

The Washington Post is seeking a digital-savvy video editor to work on our universal desk. The ideal candidate is an experienced video editor who welcomes the demands of breaking news and is an excellent collaborator across teams. This editor will be able to find relevant video clips, compile sound bites and create stories that are effective on social platforms and complement our coverage. The editor assists with—and often leads—our breaking news and live programming and Snapchat, Instagram and general news story production. The editor creatively reports on the news of the day. The position will require evening and weekend work.
Washington Post video editors have at least three years’ experience in a high-pressure newsroom environment, strong news judgment, familiarity with search and SEO best practices, strong writing skills and experience writing news stories, a record of excellence in new media, social media and emerging platforms and the ability to use Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop and social video tools.
Washington Post video editors take ownership of the beats they cover, telling well-crafted, sourced, concise and balanced stories under deadline and despite obstacles.
Washington Post video editors are proficient in managing social media efforts and online community development, participate in daily news and enterprise meetings, monitor analytics and perform other duties as assigned. Must be available to work all shifts. If interested, please email cover letter, resume and links to recent work with the subject line “Universal Desk Video Editor: YOUR NAME” to Deirdra O’Regan (deirdra.oregan@washpost.com), Phoebe Connelly (phoebe.connelly@washpost.com) or Tracy Grant (tracy.grant@washpost.com) by March 30.


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