CNN is looking for a Digital Content Producer / Editor to join their Original Video team.
Qualifications: Four year college degree with course work/major emphasis on communications, TV/Web production, journalism or new media or mass media studies. Must have expert experience working with Canon DSLR video equipment. Minimum of 2 years video producing/editing experience at a major online publication/network or major market level TV facility or production facility including field production experience. Video shooting experience also mandatory. Must have solid news judgment and pkg writing or story writing experience. Expert experience working on Final Cut Pro. Strong working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and understanding of Adobe After Effects. Overall knowledge of digital production tools including FTP, conversion tools, and an understanding of multiple video formats/codecs. Individual must be a multi-tasking, multi-skilled producer/editor/shooter with extremely strong creative and visual storytelling skills. Must not be afraid to take risks. Must be a self-starter with strong project management skills and the ability to work independently with limited supervision. Must be able to balance multiple tasks and communicate effectively with outside resources as well as various internal personnel. Must be highly detail oriented with the ability to understand complex technical processes with the ability to adapt to new technologies. Must be able to accept guidance and constructive criticism during the editorial/technical production process. Must be open to travel with the ability to work a flexible work schedule Travel will be intermittent and will be based on news cycle and editorial requirements. Person must be able to lift, carry, and transport and operate technical production gear on a regular basis. A video production reel of the candidate’s work will be required. Vimeo link preferred.
Duties: The Digital Content producer/editor creates unique video content for CNN.Com’s various sections and various digital platforms with an emphasis on distinctive digital storytelling. Must have the ability to execute all aspects of digital video production including: conceptualization of story concepts and ideas, field production, video shooting and editing, writing and publishing. They will also be primarily responsible for the look, feel, and tone of the overall content. This includes shot composition, graphics and effects creation as well as working with music as called for within pieces. The producer will work closely on projects with other producers, writers, reporters, associate producers, editors, and graphic artists. The candidate must be able to plan and organize field shoots and act as field producer on various projects. Some travel both locally and long distance to execute all aspects of news production is required. Responsible for following new production techniques, tools, and trends and for mentoring and potentially training some of the junior production staff members and non-video personnel.
To apply: Please send resume, letter of application and digital portfolio to Nancy Donaldson, Senior Producer for Original Video: firstname.lastname@example.org