Video Journalist, Health & Science

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Date: May 24, 2023

Location: US

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 video journalist to join our Health & Science team, based in any U.S. city with an AP bureau. We’re looking for someone with a proven track record of covering breaking news and delivering character-driven, longer-term stories that will resonate with a general news audience.


Responsibilities: Reporting to a Health & Science deputy editor, you will shoot, edit and produce spot news while pursuing off-the-news enterprise stories for AP’s broadcast, digital and mobile customers and platforms in both raw and packaged forms. You also will help repurpose video cuts for social platforms and digital presentations. You will work closely with reporters and visual journalists on the team and in other departments to generate compelling and distinctive video stories that are shareable. You will occasionally do live shots. As an AP journalist, you must have the ability and willingness to work at night and on weekends as coverage demands. 


Qualifications: You are collaborative, with proven technical skills in television and online video production – including knowledge of live video operations – as well as editing videos, preferably with Adobe Premiere. You are an excellent shooter with a creative eye who can elevate video storytelling, with knowledge of making motion graphics and animations. You have a record of sourcing third-party content and searching the video and photo archives. You have strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple video edits on deadline. 


We’re looking for someone who will be a partner in the reporting of stories and who can interview anyone: researchers, patients, company executives. You will write scripts and edit in different styles for other news organizations to use and direct to audiences on and social platforms. You will promote inclusive storytelling and elevate videos through experimentation to reach and engage with diverse audiences.


We will consider strong candidates who do not meet every listed qualification. You may use a cover letter to describe the unique qualifications you would bring to this role.


Other qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, such as at least three years of full-time work as reporter or editor at a daily newspaper, broadcast station, online or digital news outlet or AP bureau.
  • All applicants must be able to work in the U.S. or be able to gain permission to do so.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English. Professional competency in a language besides English is a plus.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in non-linear editing, preferably with Adobe Premiere.
  • Advanced level shooting skills, preferably with Sony cameras. 
  • Proficient in Adobe After Effects.


The anticipated salary range for this position is $58,218 - $80,714contingent on experience and other job-related factors. Employees are eligible to participate, according to the terms of the official plan documents, in a 401(k) plan, employer-sponsored health insurance plan, and are eligible for paid time off and holidays in accordance with AP policy.




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. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

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