Freelance Video Editor

Dow Jones
NEW YORK, New York
Aug 11, 2018
News & Journalism
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a video editor for a 10-part news magazine video series telling originally reported stories. We are looking for a seasoned editor who will be able to use his or her craft to tell compelling visual stories in a correspondent-driven immersive format. The series focuses on verite scenes with ‘ordinary people’ and/or the correspondent trying new things. The editor needs to weave these elements plus interviews and archival material together. The editor needs to work closely with a producer to tell compelling visual stories that match the tone, style, and narrative structure of the series and of The Wall Street Journal.

Your clips should demonstrate sophistication, narrative storytelling skills, as well as an understanding of journalistic principles.

You should be able to work quickly and independently on very tight deadlines while maintaining a commitment to accuracy and detail. You should have a deep understanding of journalistic principles and how these principles should play into the edit. You should be able to select and use music to complement the storyline of each episode.

The editor should be a team player with a positive attitude (a sense of humor doesn’t hurt, either!).


  • 3-5 years experience editing long form (at least 10-20 minutes long) news magazine and documentaries for broadcast television and/or digital outlets.

  • experience editing correspondent-driven videos

  • experience working both with and without producers and motion graphic designers to create episodes that speak to the tone and style of a series

  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Premiere

  • Expertise with multicam editing

  • A strong understanding of editing workflows and file structuring, especially in Premiere

  • Must be detail-oriented and possess a sophisticated editing style

  • Ability to select and use music to match the tone and style of the episode and the story

  • Must be organized, work well in a fast-paced environment and be a team-player

  • experience working in a fast-paced newsroom environment on weekly deadlines

  • open to working evenings and weekends, if required

Additional experience:

  • Ability to color correct and mix audio.

  • Medium level experience with After Effects

Applications should include a resume and links to at least three videos (at least 10 minutes in length) that you have edited yourself. Please include a description of the role you played in each production. No reels, please.

Job Type: Full-time freelance

Start date: Mid-August

Location: New York

Competitive Salary


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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category:

Contingent Workers

About Us

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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