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Supervising Producer, Development, WSJ YouTube in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a supervising development producer to help lead a team of short-form video producers to create timely video features, recurring franchises and in-depth explainers for our WSJ YouTube channel.

Top candidates for this position have excellent editorial and team-management skills, as well as a track record of developing creative approaches to video storytelling. You will be expected to partner with stakeholders across all of our coverage areas to generate new video ideas and work with a team to execute stories under tight deadlines.

This is a hands-on role and we are seeking a well-versed producer who has created a range of video concepts. You will function as the idea generator in collaboration with other producers and video journalists. You will be expected to attend editorial meetings with a wide range of ideas on a variety of topics.

In this position you will guide video journalists through research and pre-production, oversee field and studio production, and help craft stories in post production.

The position is based in our New York City office and reports to the Executive Producer of the WSJ YouTube team.

To apply, please submit your résumé, a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements and links to five videos that represent the type of work described. Candidates need to show successful executions of different formats for news video that can be done in just a few days, as well as examples of successful repeatable formats. Candidates who do not submit cover letters will not be considered.

You will:

  • Oversee, conceive and drive the development and execution of new creative for the development team.

  • Research, pitch, write and produce hard news and feature videos of interest to the existing WSJ audience, as well as to new viewers on our YouTube channel.

  • Work with the executive producer in managing a team of producers, video journalists and graphics editors to produce breaking news, enterprise journalism and feature pieces, as well as develop and execute original series ideas.

  • Collaborate with producers in honing story angles, reviewing pre-interviews, editing written video treatments and shooting schedules.

  • Provide advice when troubleshooting unexpected production issues in the field.

  • Provide clear and productive notes on scripts and videos during the editing process.

  • Ensure that all WSJ journalistic and legal standards are followed at all times.

  • Mentor junior staff members to develop skills and provide opportunities for growth.

  • Manage budgets for one-off and series projects.

  • Work late hours and weekends as news developments may warrant.

  • Complete additional duties as assigned.

You have:

  • At least eight years of experience working in digital video production at a national or global media company.

  • Experience with teams focused on development and new formats.

  • Excellent development skills, including running pitch meetings and creative brainstorms.

  • Experience editing short, mid and long-form videos using Adobe Premiere, knowledge of After Effects is a plus.

  • Clear communication skills, with exceptional written and presentation skills.

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

Non-Union role

NYC Pay Range: $65,000 - $200,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce.

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 34902