• Senior Video Producer - Politics, Washington, D.C.

    Gannett Washington, DC 20004

    Job #1966359715

  • Req #20390

    Monday, January 3, 2022

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    Senior Video Producer - Politics, Washington, D.C.

    USA TODAY is looking for a versatile

    Senior Video Producer - Politics, based at our bureau in Washington, DC

    . The Senior Video Producer Politics is a journalist comfortable producing compelling content in studio, field and remote environments. The ideal candidate will be an experienced visual journalist who demonstrates excellent storytelling, news judgement, and production skills working within a multimedia, multiplatform newsroom environment.

    Experience working in a news organization along with a passion for visual journalism is mandatory.

    The Senior Video Producer will work closely with D.C. bureau staff and should be on top of current news events, with a strong working knowledge and experience covering U.S. politics.


    Senior Video Producer Politics

    is a creative, passionate storyteller with sharp attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The Producer is digitally savvy and is comfortable crafting stories ranging from news-driven features to socially-fueled segments and everything in between. The ideal candidate is adept as a multimedia ninja, highly capable as a videographer, editor, photographer, and producer, all while operating at the highest ethical standards of video and photojournalism.

    This person will write, edit, and produce content; field and assess pitches; and stay ahead of industry trends. She/he will be responsible for regularly tracking video performance on a daily basis using Google analytic tools and use this data to make informed decisions to about format, approach and promotion of content.


    Senior Video Producer Politics

    will be a hands-on leader and excellent communicator, with the ability to interface with editors, producers, journalists across the company.

    They will work collaboratively with editors in USA TODAYs Washington, D.C. bureau, and remotely with editors at headquarters in Tysons Corner, Va., Video Production Center in Atlanta, editors in our NYC and Los Angeles bureaus, and in coordination with other USA TODAY NETWORK properties across the country.


    he ideal candidate will be interested in all forms of visual journalism from video and photography to motion graphics.

    We know there are great candidates who wont fit every single item described above, and may have important skills that we hadnt even thought of. If thats you, apply and explain how your skills can surprise and delight us in this role.

    Any application must include cover letter, resume, and links to a multimedia portfolio.

    This position is based at USA TODAYs bureau in

    Washington, D.C.

    This role requires a valid driver's license,

    reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state



    Editing original video and photo content using the Adobe Creative Suite and
    PhotoMechanic, experience with After Effects is strongly preferred.

    Video and photo coverage of news events on Capitol Hill and The White House.

    Finding and pitching unique story ideas; writing and editing scripts.

    Coordinate live and on demand video coverage with National Desk Managers and leadership of the USA TODAY NETWORK.

    Experience with HDSLR and conventional HD ENG video systems, production switchers like Tricaster and BlackMagic, video encoding systems such as Teradek.

    Demonstrated experience producing multi-camera interviews in studio and remote environments, with strong lighting skills for both video and stills.

    Demonstrated experience producing celebrity and high-profile field interviews.

    Working knowledge of the best types of videos for variety of social media platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok.

    Works collaboratively with a passionate and highly motivated team of videographers, reporters, editors and producers.

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


    We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, dont limit your upload to a resume; show us what youve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

    1. Resume one to two pages.

    1. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job. Tell us what makes your work stand out.

    1. Online links to your portfolio.

    It is important that these items be assembled in a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.


    Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employees race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicants disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.s Recruitment Department at ~~~.

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