|Date Posted||January 10, 2020|
|Industry||Newspapers / Wires|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
Summary: Produce, shoot and edit video – both live and previously recorded – to create news feature, social and other programming streams as needed. This position works to collect, produce and edit video on an array of topics. Lead role in live production of podcasts and other community events, as well as collaborates with reporters and editors to identify ways that visually enhance and tell stories. This position works to create compelling video, and can also work on some self-directed work as well as medium- and long-range in-depth projects. The video editor and producer is skilled in video and video editing functions, including video techniques.
Job skills and attributes: Ideal candidate will be a flexible, self-motivated, creative go-getter and problem solver who works well on a team. Strong video editing skills are required. Ideal candidate will have strong ability to generate ideas and turn those creative ideas into reality, and have excellent planning and organizing skills. Ability to work under pressure/deadline. Candidate must be committed to accuracy. Must have a strong understanding of storytelling across multiple platforms. Drone certification preferred.
Minimum requirements: Candidate must demonstrate ability in news and feature video production, as well as aptitude in planning/scripting/editing and voicing video material. Should have strong knowledge and interest of internet videos and understand producing events into video. Should have thorough knowledge of production methods, including audio and graphics. Must be able to edit at speed using video editing software and be passionate about storytelling in an ever-changing landscape. Candidate regularly demonstrates excellence in video work, strong ethical decisions and strong news judgment. A bachelor’s degree in digital or multimedia journalism, video production or related course of study is expected, or in lieu of degree, candidate must have equivalent technical experience. Candidate must be company insurable and maintain acceptable driving record and be willing to work occasional nights/holidays/weekends based on news needs.
Our organization: Our news team reaches audiences across a variety of print and digital platforms and through a variety of in-person events. Our company has a strong tradition of being independent and is owned by a trust for the benefit of its employees. The Gazette is delivered to 16 Eastern Iowa counties each morning. The majority of our news team is focused on enterprise reporting, and we have a strong spirit of collaboration with other news outlets. While we’re focused in Cedar Rapids -- Iowa’s second-largest city – we have bureaus in Des Moines and Iowa City. The region is rich with things to do outside of work hours. The Gazette is a business unit within the portfolio of Folience, an ESOP-owned holding company. We offer a well-rounded compensation package: competitive salary, paid time off, excellent health, wellness and retirement benefits, including participation in our ESOP/401k plan.
EOE. Background check and Pre-Employment drug screen required.