Videojournalist (Health & Science Output Producer)

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Date: Mar 31, 2024

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 adn 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 producer to join our Health and Science team, based in New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C. or Cape Canaveral, Florida. We’re looking for someone who thrives on breaking news and has a creative eye for sharing the latest stories about medicine, science and space for general news audiences and on social media. This is a temporary, grant-funded position ending August 31, 2026. This staff position is covered by AP’s agreement with the News Media Guild. 


Responsibilities: Reporting to the video news editor for global beats, you will edit and produce spot and quick turnaround videos about study stories, regulatory hearings, rocket launches and other planned – as well as unexpected – events for AP’s broadcast, digital and mobile customers and platforms in both raw and packaged forms. You will be a partner in the reporting of stories. As an AP journalist, you must have the ability and willingness to work at night and on weekends as coverage demands.


We’re looking for someone who will:

  • place an emphasis on space coverage, including bookings and coverage of live stream events.
  • play a key role deciding video coverage of story pitches, in consultation with editors.
  • write scripts and edit in different styles for other news organizations to use and direct to audiences on and social platforms.
  • produce video explainers that unpack science and health angles in the news.
  • experiment with vertical videos and identify key video moments that are shareable on social, working closely with reporters and visual journalists on the team and in other departments.
  • have the ability to interview anyone: researchers, patients, company executives.
  • guide and coach journalists to appear on screen.
  • promote inclusive storytelling and elevate videos through experimentation to reach and engage with diverse audiences.


Preferred qualifications: You are collaborative with proven technical skills in television and online video production, including knowledge of live video operations. You have a record of sourcing third-party content and searching video and photo archives. You have strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple video edits on deadline, coordinating with video journalists on the team as well as visual journalists across the U.S. and international bureaus.


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, such as at least two years of full-time work as a video journalist, producer 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.


This position is covered by The Associated Press’ contract with the News Media Guild, which provides for an annual salary for Class A staff of between $52,046 and $82,934 based on location and years of professional experience. AP may offer additional compensation based on a job candidate’s skills, qualifications and market location. Employees are eligible to participate, according to the terms of the official plan documents, in a 401(k) plan and employer-sponsored health insurance plan, and are eligible for paid time off and holidays in accordance with AP policy.


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.


Application deadline is 11:59 PM ET on April 27, 2024


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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