Director of Multi-Format Production

Dow Jones
NEW YORK, New York
Oct 12, 2018
News & Journalism
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a director of multi-format production to support its video and audio teams. Top candidates for this position will demonstrate excellent technical and production skills, a proactive vision, and strong team-management and collaboration skills. Because this is a small team, the director role is a hands-on position that works alongside video and audio engineers. This is not a role for managers who prefer to sit in meetings. The leader of this team will maintain a positive attitude while actively solving daily production challenges and engaging with producers, video and audio journalists, hosts and editors.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Managing a small team of video and audio engineers who support the production of all video and audio content

  • Maintaining all video and audio studios and production facilities, as well as camera, sound and editing equipment

  • Anticipating and solving production challenges in a proactive and positive manner

  • Communicating clearly, concisely and regularly with leadership

  • Sourcing, budgeting and procuring new equipment and technology, with an eye on achieving the best outcome with the most effective outlay

  • Developing workflows that reduce or eliminate friction for all involved in production

  • Overseeing both taped and live production, upholding highest standards to limit errors

  • Proactively working with corporate technology team to ensure all equipment, studios and facilities are functioning and up to date

  • Working with counterparts, producers and journalists in remote offices to provide support, constantly improving workflow and maintaining consistent standards

  • Ability to work late hours and weekends as news developments and time zone considerations may warrant

  • Completing additional duties as assigned

Key candidate requirements:

  • At least ten years’ experience working in a non-fiction production environment, preferably one focused on producing digital news and feature coverage

  • Expert understanding of video and audio production workflows and technologies, including transmissions, control rooms, networking, field and studio operations

  • Ability to successfully execute in a corporate production environment

  • Clear communicator with exceptional written and collaboration skills

  • Demonstrated experience executing production under tight deadline and budget constraints

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter clearly outlining how their skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements.


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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category:

Production Group

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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