Video Producer - The Atlantic

Jan 31, 2014
Mar 02, 2014
Ms. Human Resources
Full Time
About The Atlantic

The Atlantic captivates the nation with brave thinking on the urgent issues of our time. With a commitment to be “of no party or clique,” it follows no single agenda or trend but rather seeks to illuminate ideas that are new, fresh—and first.

Founded in 1857, it has evolved into a multimedia must-read, offering pioneering insights into the worlds of culture, politics, business, technology, literature, and the arts. Its ideas are born in print, online, and at events, and then proliferate throughout social media, fueling conversations and inspiring the country to think again.

Job Description

The Atlantic’s in-house production team explores multimedia storytelling in the rapidly evolving world of online video. We produce original documentaries, interview series, and other nonfiction video content for The Atlantic’s digital properties. We also feature a diverse selection of videos by journalists, independent filmmakers, and other creators on the Atlantic Video channel.

We seek an experienced video producer/editor familiar with all aspects of nonfiction video production and a track record of making awesome videos for the web. This producer will work closely with the rest of the video team and be responsible for developing and executing original projects quickly and creatively. The producer will report to the executive producer and work out of The Atlantic’s office in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities Include:

•Developing, shooting, and editing videos on a range of topics in The Atlantic’s key verticals: politics, business, technology, health, entertainment, global affairs, etc.
•Managing the production process of concurrent projects from pre- through post-production
•Working closely with The Atlantic’s other video producers on all phases of production, including shoots.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

•At least 3 years of professional experience in journalistic/documentary video production
•Experience with industry-standard software (Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc.), DSLR video workflow, and streaming services (e.g. Brightcove). Motion graphics skills are a plus.
•A track record of success creating compelling video for the web
•The ability to manage multiple projects on tight deadlines
•A deep knowledge of online video platforms and social media
•A creative, innovative sensibility and high editorial standards

Core Attributes:

•Force of Ideas -- At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.
•Spirit of Generosity -- Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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