Curation Lead

Employer
The Washington Post
Location
Washington
Posted
Jan 15, 2014
Closes
Feb 14, 2014
Contact
Hiring Manager
Duration
Full Time

Job Description

Our curation team is focused on ensuring that Post readers have the most watchable, newsworthy video journalism across platforms. The ideal candidate is as comfortable handling a fast mashup edit as they are writing compelling companion copy.

Responsibilities

Develop relationships with video producers and oversee licensing their work

Edit original and licensed video into compelling, shareable stories on a tight turnaround

Report on, write through and create topical collections of video keyed to the day's news

Work with video staff to identify key video stories of the day across platforms

Serve as the lead on social platforms--both in sharing Post content, and in bringing trending stories on social to our audience

Program playlists and modules across WashingtonPost.com with a mix of original and wire content

Monitor analytics to gauge story/packaging performance

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Skills

Self-starter with strong work ethic

Familiarity with social and UGC content curation and acquisition

Online newsroom experience in high-profile and high-pressure environment
Experience producing news content for social distribution

Familiarity with search and SEO best practices

Excellent news judgment, with a particular eye for compelling video footage
Demonstrated experience in new media, social media and emerging platforms
Comfort with emerging story telling techniques and technologies

Final Cut Pro X, Photoshop, Instagram video

Strong headline, display and overall writing skills

College degree

At least four years professional experience


Additional Information

This is a full-time position located in the newsroom of The Washington Post in Washington, D.C. All positions require applicants pass a background check and drug test. Weekend, evening and early-morning hours are occasionally required. The Washington Post is an EOE.

Please include a resume and express your vision for the future of news video. Apply by January 24. No phone calls, please.