Newsperson/Video Producer

Employer
Associated Press
Location
Washington
Posted
Feb 27, 2012
Closes
Mar 28, 2012
Contact
Diane Butler-Ellison
Category
Television
Duration
Full Time
The Associated Press seeks a Newsperson for its Washington, D.C. location.

The Newsperson writes, edits and files video packages, ensuring a well told, clear, concise and balanced story. Primary focus is on the news AP breaks, strong enterprise and distinctive storytelling. The Newsperson is an independent thinker who works closely with multiple AP desks, including the London video desk, on developing stories. The Newsperson also monitors breaking news events and when necessary reacts by creating topical video packages. The Newsperson scripts packages for web users and television broadcasters and edits video packages using a non-linear editing system. The Newsperson sets up and/or conducts interviews and works with field crews on the necessary video and audio elements to be gathered from a news event. The Newsperson performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
The Associated Press is looking for an experienced video journalist with original ideas, strong writing and video editing skills. We want producers who take ownership of their stories. The ideal candidate has solid news judgment, comes in every day with creative ideas on how to produce distinctive AP visual content. He/she will also need to react quickly to breaking news and have the ability to work in a deadline driven, dynamic newsroom environment. Previous experience working in a multimedia newsroom is a must along with strong interpersonal skills. Candidate should have experience editing non-linear video, preferably FinalCut Pro. The preferred candidate is familiar with photo editing software, preferably Adobe Photoshop. Must be able to work all shifts, including overnights and weekends.

Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the U.S. is mandatory.

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP.

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, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.

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