Audience Interaction Producer, Video/Audio, Nights/Weekends
- Full Time
The Wall Street Journal is looking for audience interaction producers who will lead the Journal in creating multi-media audience conversations. These specialists should care deeply about journalism as well as giving the public and our members a voice. The Journal seeks to be an industry leader in how we engage with our audience and in featuring audience points of view. Part of leading the charge will be to create new ways to integrate audio and video into our interactive tools, partnering with existing successful text-based platforms like comments. This is an opportunity to be involved in something with high levels of out-of-the-box thinking and to train and inspire people around the newsroom to be a part of it.
These producers are part of a new audience voice team within the Journal’s strategy unit, which is an incubator for new technologies, audience growth, community and news innovation. The department includes the full range of journalistic talent that makes the Journal one of the leading news organizations in the world -- writers, video journalists, graphics designers, editors, product managers, engineers, designers, data scientists, artificial intelligence experts and more -- in a lively, collaborative project to discover new offerings of journalistic value.
In addition to developing and running real-time audience interaction experiences, these producers will produce audio or video packages from these experiences or write stories related to them.
The ideal candidates will be comfortable making objective decisions quickly about whether contributions by audience members meet guidelines for inclusion on our site or off-platform. They will deploy strategies to drive deeper engagement with members, as well as help create content from audience submissions.
Candidates should be comfortable interacting directly with the audience as a representative of The Wall Street Journal. This position will involve editorial decision-making on featuring the most thoughtful audience contributions, helping editors and reporters develop prompts, finding relevant reader questions, tips and story ideas, as well as producing innovative content from these experiences.
There are two roles being offered. This listing is for evening and weekend hours. (The other listing is for regular workday hours.)
- Exercises superb judgment in managing audience submissions, which may contain sensitive information.
- Demonstrates excellent communication skills.
- Demonstrates excellent audience engagement skills.
- Has an interest and some experience in reporting and storytelling.
- Demonstrates the highest commitment to The Wall Street Journal’s standards.
- Helps surface reader submissions and tips that are relevant to reporters and editors.
- Experience with high-volume commenting platforms is preferred.
- General awareness of how a newsroom works and others’ roles and responsibilities.
- Familiarity with news and online communities is preferred.
- Develops best practices to promote positive behavior and encourage reader participation.
- Comfort with audience data.
- Should be a versatile videographer who is confident in shooting video using a range of different cameras including the Cannon 100 & 300 as well as the Sony FS7, and adept with studio lighting setups as well as field shoots.
- Must have a good understanding of the Adobe suite, with a high level of expertise in Premiere and basic knowledge in After Effects.
- Ideally also has a professional-level understanding of Adobe Audition and Pro Tools software from an audio perspective.
- Should have a comfort with live-streaming technologies.
- Ability to create motion graphics such as lower thirds or emphasizing text is a plus.
- Must be able to work under minimal direction to identify and resolve problems.
- Possess the capability to take something from concept to completion.
- Background in graphic design is a major plus.
- Skills in Compositing, 3D modeling/animation, and color grading are a major plus.
Please include audio or video production samples. Your reel should demonstrate vision and versatility. An interest in creating innovative styles, video series and story templates is a plus.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
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 38 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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