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Output Producer, Climate and Environment

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Date: Jan 19, 2022

Location: LND, GB

Company: Associated Press

The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. More than half the world's population sees AP journalism every day.

 

The Associated Press seeks a journalist with a history of successful television and online video storytelling to join its new global and environment team as a video output producer, based in New York or London.

 

Responsibilities: Reporting to the global climate and environment news director, this producer will primarily produce, write scripts and edit video stories for AP’s broadcast, digital and mobile customers and platforms. The successful candidate will be able to turn around quick edits of breaking news, working accurately and fast under pressure, and use video to tell engaging, well-sequenced feature and enterprise stories. The successful candidate will have excellent editorial judgement, a commitment to high production values and a deep interest in stories on climate change, pollution, biodiversity, and the impacts of global warming on people and the environment. This video producer must have the ability and willingness to work any shift, including at night and on weekends, or as coverage demands, as AP is a 24/7 operation.

 

The successful candidates will:

  • have superior technical skills in video production and editing and be able to work under pressure to publish video to customers accessing content via different platforms amid the chaos of breaking news.
  • demonstrate experience editing sequences of video in compelling ways and have a record of conceptualizing and implementing creative digital projects.
  • have effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with the diverse team of journalists at the AP who operate in all formats: text, photo, video, audio, digital/social, interactive and graphics.
  • have a great news sense, with the ability to communicate and drive stories that people will want to watch and share.
  • pursue innovative coverage techniques while maintaining AP’s standards for integrity and objectivity.

 

Qualifications: This output producer must possess advanced technical skills in the creation and editing of video content, as well as the ability to work within an all-formats team to apply those skills from start to finish on breaking news and short- and long-term projects. Candidates should have strong experience editing non-linear videos, preferably with Adobe Premiere. This newsperson must work effectively in a deadline driven, dynamic and competitive newsroom environment, and understand how video content is consumed across a variety of devices and platforms. The successful candidate should have at least five years of full-time news experience as a video producer and/or editor at a daily newspaper, broadcast station, online or digital news outlet, or an AP bureau or regional desk.

 

Other qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • All applicants must be able to work in the U.S. or the U.K, or be able to gain permission to work in the U.S or U.K.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English. Professional competency in a language in addition to English is a plus.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in non-linear video editing is required.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats.

 

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THIS POSITION IS JANUARY 27, 2022 AT 11:59 PM EST.

 

AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.


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