Contract Video Journalist

  • Bethesda, MD
  • Contracted
  • Education Week
  • Mid Level

Education Week, the nation’s premier news organization covering K-12 education, is looking for a versatile and creative Contract Video Journalist to support a talented team of visual storytellers.

 

Job Summary

The Video Journalist is a member of the Visual and Immersive Experiences team that is responsible for helping to research, conceptualize, plan, shoot, edit, and produce video for multiple platforms, including digital and social, that reflects EdWeek’s expertise and content standards. Under the direction of the Visuals Editor, the Video Journalist will work alongside other producers, as well as other staff and visual colleagues to create content for multiple platforms. The ideal candidate will efficiently manage their time while working on multiple projects and be able to bounce nimbly between them. They’ll be able to put their storytelling and research skills to work on a longer-term piece, while reacting to the news of the day to produce a quick turnaround package that meet the needs of the audience.

 

This contractor position will require approximately 40 hours of work per week, and the term of the contract is flexible. Pay is commensurate with skill and experience and will be discussed directly with the candidate. Candidates both in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area as well as those who telework from remote locations will be considered. This position does not include benefits.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the video team at large
  • Help conceptualize, plan, shoot, edit, and produce video for multiple platforms
  • Craft creative video explainers that meet audience needs and incorporate both graphics and video
  • Plan assignment coverage with reporters and editors
  • Hire, coordinate (“produce”), and negotiate freelance assignments with videographers
  • Work with the web and social media teams to distribute and promote our videos across platforms

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years related experience in a fast-paced news/media/information or video production environment
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere and After Effects
  • Excellent news judgment, strong story sense and the ability to write, edit and produce content
  • Great attention to detail and ability to perform duties under deadlines
  • Comfortable doing extensive video research to find and develop stories
  • Ability to produce content to a high technical and ethical standard
  • Advanced grasp of time management and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Interested in all forms of visual journalism – from video and photography to still and motion graphics
  • Great communicator, comfortable working with colleagues on team and across company
  • Working knowledge of the best types of video for different social media platforms

 

About Education Week

Education Week (www.edweek.org), America’s most trusted source of K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion, is a digital-first news operation with a 40-year track record in print and online journalism that is dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. We are expert. We are principled. We are welcoming. We are passionate. A leading authority in an ever-evolving space, we bring experience to our journalism and research without bias or agenda. We offer services that create real impact, providing accessible content and resources that ignite conversations and spark action across the K-12 ecosystem.

 

Education Week’s parent company, Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), is a non-profit media organization that serves the nation’s leading K-12 policymakers, educators, researchers, marketers, and other influencers with informed, independent, and highly respected journalism and research, with the goal of improving U.S. K-12 education.

 

Education Week strongly values equity and believes in a society where all children have access to high quality K-12 education.  As such, Education Week is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.  EdWeek is committed to maintaining a diverse and multicultural working environment.

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