Date Posted March 15, 2023
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Full-time
Salary $80,000 - $100,000


Job Summary:

The Messenger is seeking a talented and passionate Visual Journalist to join our newsroom. The ideal candidate will be responsible for producing and publishing short-form videos and stories, as well as editing short-form visual content as needed.


  • Produce and publish short-form videos and stories that are engaging, accurate, and informative.
  • Create and curator visual content on visual-first platforms, including Tik Tok, Instagram, Snap, and YouTube.
  • Research, report, and write scripts for short-form videos and stories.
  • Shoot and edit video footage, including b-roll and interviews.
  • Collaborate with reporters, producers, and other members of the editorial team to develop and produce visual content.
  • Edit short-form visual content, including photos, graphics, and videos, as needed.
  • Ensure that all visual content is optimized for SEO and social media.
  • Monitor news wires, social media, and other sources to identify stories and trends that are relevant to our audience.
  • Attend events and press conferences to gather news and build relationships with key sources.
  • Stay up to date on industry trends, developments, and emerging technologies related to visual storytelling.


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, Visual Communications, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a visual journalist, video producer, or a related role within a newsroom or media organization.
  • Strong visual storytelling skills and the ability to produce high-quality, short-form visual content.
  • Strong familiarity with visual-first platforms, such as Tik Tok, Instagram, Snap, and YouTube.
  • Proficiency in video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, or Avid.
  • Familiarity with different cameras, lighting, and sound equipment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of AP style and other editorial guidelines.
  • Familiarity with different CMS and editorial tools.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to maintain high editorial standards.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all qualified candidates to apply for this position regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.