Director of Original Production
Responsibilities:We are seeking an experienced video journalism leader to direct our original production efforts in the field, in the studio and online. The ideal candidate will merge the highest journalistic and ethical standards with the digital imperative for open-minded, innovative adaptability. You will be accountable for the quality and quantity of the original video team’s output, for defining and executing site standards for video storytelling, and for collaborating across NBCNews.com, NBC News, and vendors to originate and execute topical Web video series. You will have demonstrated success in industry-leading storytelling, staff development and multi-platform video production. Writing and verbal communication, enthusiastic team-work, organization and work-ethic are essential qualities for a successful candidate.Must be a strong and strategic leader, effective communicator, motivator and team builder. Adroitly manage tight budgets and hit audience targets. Be a problem solver. Strong work ethic is important for this position. Exceptional news judgment, seasoned eye for great footage and ear for great sound and great scripts. Excellent project management, organization and time management, teamwork and collaboration, verbal and written communication, reliability, attention to detail, flexibility, and multitasking; well versed in every aspect of video production: from camera, mic and lights; to digital transmission; to the edit suite; to the studio and control room.Qualifications/Requirements:BA/BS degree, or equivalent experience, plus 8+ years of journalism experience' 3+ years management experience.Desired Characteristics:Experience producing online video required. Additional television news production experience preferred.