Assistant Editor, Video Strategy

Poynter., Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted November 19, 2019
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Education
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $55,000 to $60,000


The Poynter Institute is looking for a creative digital storyteller to assist in developing video strategies at three pilot newsrooms to better reach young audiences.

The assistant editor will work closely with the project manager and other Poynter staff to help three local news organizations across the country over 12 months to create low-cost, engaging social media video specifically tailored to younger audiences.

This role will support the team in managing daily editorial and engagement activities, which will vary given the needs of each newsroom. In some cases, you may be offering feedback to producers on video concepts and platform best practices. At other times, you might be helping to write scripts or assisting with video edits. And still at other times, you’ll be addressing technical or logistical challenges of the local partners.

The best person for this position is someone who is flexible, organized, can work well with teams remotely, and has a strong background in online video. You’ll work with the team in developing and maintaining editorial best practices and audience engagement strategy.

A bit about the logistics of the job: This position is funded by a grant for one-year, and we’re looking to have someone in place in November (so apply now!). We strongly prefer a candidate who can work at our offices in Washington, D.C. or St. Petersburg, Fla. The pay for the position is $60,000, and includes benefits.

Responsibilities Include:

Who’s a good fit? The ideal candidate has the following skills and experience:


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Deadline to apply: December 2, 2019


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