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Video Journalist, Development, WSJ Studios in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a seasoned development producer to manage the pipeline of longform unscripted and scripted film and television projects for our video team.

Top candidates for this position will have a professional background in long-form video journalism (i.e. documentaries and docu-series), demonstrate exceptional storytelling ability, and be able to juggle stories across a variety of subjects.

In this role, you will work across the newsroom to source new stories and develop existing stories into television and feature-length film projects. You’ll work closely with other members of the newsroom, as well as external production partners.

The position will be based in our New York City offices and reports to the co-Executive Producer of WSJ Studios.

To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements. Please provide links to several widely-distributed examples of your work, and what role you played in those projects.

You Will:

  • Work with reporters and editors to identify opportunities to create new longform video projects based on new and existing WSJ coverage and IP.

  • Coordinate access and logistics across all parts of the production process as a representative of the newsroom.

  • Develop original ideas around core WSJ coverage areas.

  • Serve as the editorial point person between outside production companies and WSJ journalists.

  • Lead the development of pitch decks and other external-facing material for WSJ Studios.

  • Manage multiple projects in various stages of production.

  • Create internal workflows and procedures for projects in development and production.

  • Ensure that all projects adhere to WSJ’s legal and editorial standards and ethics guidelines.

  • Complete additional duties as assigned.

You Have:

  • At least five years of experience developing and helping to produce unscripted film and television projects.

  • Broad knowledge of film and television production workflows and best practices.

  • Deep understanding and interest in the journalism produced out of The Wall Street Journal.

  • Strong editorial judgment and broad knowledge of current events.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with exceptional organizational and time management 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:

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NYC Pay Range: $40,000 - $160,000

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: 34962