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WaPo Video Editor Leaves for Teaching Job

WaPo is losing video editor Steven King at the end of June. He won’t be going to another publication, but rather, will start a teaching career at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where he will teach multimedia.

The internal memo says that over the past year, the video team directed by King has created “compelling” video journalism, “experimented with several shows and formats, and has brought in significant number of new viewers to Post content.” Back in January, WaPo‘s new video feature had the newsroom in an uproar — who can forget that?

See the memo…

Video editor Steven King will be leaving The Post at the end of June to start a teaching career at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill
where he will be helping students get better at something he does exceedingly well: multimedia.

Steven first came to washingtonpost.com in 2003 as a multimedia producer and editor before leaving to work overseas for a couple of years.  He
returned to The Post to lead the Web Ninjas, a 3-person team whose work has contributed several million dollars in new digital revenue and cost savings to the Post.

In his current role as video editor, Steven has led a team that was responsible for all newsroom video efforts, encompassing the managing of
feeds and third-party content relationships; the creation, editing and dissemination of news video; managing existing shows and video story
assignments; production of new shows; overseeing newsroom studio operations; and managing all video content in our newsroom. Over the past
year, the video team has created compelling video journalism, experimented with several shows and formats, and has brought in significant number of new viewers to Post content.

When he leaves, we will miss Steven’s many talents and his camaraderie. But we are looking forward to his students–as interns and as future Post
employees.

Please join me in congratulating Steven as he sets out on a new career and wish him and his family well in their transition to North Carolina.

Raju    David

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