News Videographer/Editor

WFYI, Indianapolis, Indiana

Date Posted November 07, 2019
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $40,000 to $45,000
Website https://www.wfyi.org/wfyi-careers

Description:

Full job description: 

 

News Videographer/Editor

 

Full-time, Exempt, Temporary (a three-year, grant- and collaboratively-funded assignment with possibility for continuation)

 

DESCRIPTION

This is a job for someone with strong video and news skills looking to be part of an ambitious collaborative statewide reporting team committed to connecting with the many diverse communities across Indiana. We’re looking for a video journalist with a sense of urgency around daily news as well as skills producing in-depth video news content for multiple platforms on their own and as part of a team. The position is based in Indianapolis, a growing and diverse community and home to the Indiana State Capitol.

 

This new position is part of an expansion of Indiana Public Broadcasting News. We're looking for someone to champion video and expand our statewide video output on television, web and social media. They will work closely with the managing editor, digital producer and engagement manager and work collaboratively with other reporters on multi-platform, enterprise projects that serve regional and national audiences, including NPR and PBS. They will also report independently on all IPB News beats: government, health/science, business/workforce development, education, and energy/environment. 

 

IPB News is partner-funded and receives grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Lilly Endowment.

 

Reporting Relationship:

The News Videographer/Editor will report to the IPB News Managing Editor.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The IPB News Videographer/Editor's primary responsibility is to report and produce video stories of regional and national relevance for broadcast, web and social platforms. They will also help create and implement video workflow and training using industry best practices.

 

Essential duties will include, but are not limited to:

 

• Work collaboratively with an inclusive statewide team and local stations to create video stories, series and multi-platform pieces that meet the needs of our partners and statewide communities.

• Contribute regularly to editorial meetings with ideas that reflect and represent the many communities across the state.

• Shoot and edit field and studio video independently and in collaboration with other IPB News reporters.

• Edit video from IPB News reporters into news content for television stations, websites and social media. 

• Report and produce video stories (VOSOTs, mini-packages and packages) for broadcast and web as needed.

• Rework some video features for radio broadcast. 

• Contribute ideas for social media reporting and visuals, working closely with managing editor, digital producer and engagement coordinator.

• Work hand-in-hand with the IPB Managing Editor and partner stations to build and implement a video workflow and best practices.

• Train IPB News team members on video recording, editing and best practices, as needed.

• Occasionally appear on camera.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications Required: 

• Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent work experience required.

• A minimum of one year video news experience.

• Advanced skills in video and sound editing required.

• An understanding of and appreciation for public media journalism and storytelling.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Two years video news experience.

• On-camera skills.

• Bilingual, Spanish.

 

TEAM STRUCTURE

IPB News was established in 2015 by nine Indiana Public Broadcasting stations to share resources, extend services, grow audience and fill news gaps left by declining funding for print and television news. It began as a statewide team of beat reporters based in northern, central and southern Indiana. This year, the team is expanding with new positions and a statewide radio show.

 

The statewide IPB News team reports to the IPB News Managing Editor, who is stationed at WFYI in Indianapolis. All positions are grant-funded for three years with the possibility of extension. Partner stations contribute funding for this collaboration and intend to sustain it.

 

Team members are stationed around the state. IPB News reporting focuses on the intersections of people and policy across several beats:

 

• Government/politics (one reporter, at the Statehouse)

• Energy/environment (one reporter, in Bloomington)

• Business/economics (two reporters, in Indianapolis and Elkhart)

• Education (one reporter, in Bloomington)

• Health/science (one reporter, in Indianapolis)

• Bilingual reporter to provide coverage on all beats (one part-time reporter, in Evansville)

• Video reporter/producer to provide and support coverage on all beats (one reporter, in Indianapolis)

• Digital producer (one reporter/digital editor, in Indianapolis)

• Community engagement (one project manager, in Indianapolis)

• Talk show host/producer (full time, in Indianapolis)

• Talk show executive producer (full time, in Indianapolis)

• Talk show assistant producer (part time, in Indianapolis)

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

 

• Ability to carry and operate video recording equipment in the field

• Excellent communication skills

• Ability to perform focused work with close attention to detail

• Ability to operate the office equipment necessary to do the job

 

About Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS)

 

IPBS represents nine NPR and eight PBS member stations working collectively to deliver free and accessible programming and educational services over the air, online and in classrooms. Stations are located in Bloomington, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort. Wayne, Indianapolis, Merrillville, Muncie, South Bend, Vincennes and West Lafayette. For more information, visit ipbs.org.

 

This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position.

 

It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

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