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AFP hiring News producer/video journalist in Montevideo (native French speaker)

AFPTV is hiring a French-language TV news producer / video journalist with excellent English skills for a full-time position on our Latin American regional desk, based in Montevideo.

Starting date: 1 st July 2020

Deadline for applications: June 10, 2020

Location: Montevideo Latin America region

 

THE POST

AFPTV is hiring a French-language TV news producer / video journalist with excellent English skills for a full-time position on our Latin American regional desk, based in Montevideo.

Fast-paced and exciting, the job involves producing and editing hard news production - either from VJ on the ground or from LIVE feeds -, features, and lighter stories for web and broadcast clients, working under the supervision of AFPTV’s regional coordinator and AFP's regional chief editors for Latin America.

Sharp writing and narrating skills for short-format video packages are essential to the role, as are excellent shooting skills and a keen eye for the visual.

You must ensure the reliability of news covered and respect for the agency's editorial policy. You should be familiar with the issues involved in handling user generated content and AFP’s guidelines concerning the use of UGC, especially to find and verify amateur videos.

The job requires a multimedia ethos, working closely with the regional text, photo and graphics departments. It is important to stress that all AFP journalists contribute to AFP’s newsgathering process in all formats, working for the common goal of reacting and producing high quality multimedia journalism.

You must respect guidelines for using social networks as an AFP journalist. You may contribute to basic video production as well as AFP's efforts to tackle disinformation led by the digital verification team. You will support new tools and practices in a fast-evolving media landscape.

You will ensure Iris360 events are up to date to enable our clients and our bureaux to plan for upcoming news events and their coverage. You will also link your production to the relevant event, to enable clients to access it through the event.

You must be ready to work long days and a wide range of hours, including early mornings and late nights, as well as weekends, and to be regularly on call.

In an ever-changing media environment, the nature of the job could evolve in line with coverage demands and the requirements of an increasingly diverse client base.

 

REQUIREMENTS 

  • A minimum two years' experience in producing short-format hard news and news feature packages for web and broadcast 
     
  • First-rate social media skills and experience of sourcing UGC 
     
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of online video 
     
  • Excellent news judgment, knowledge of current events, and a flair for narration 
     
  • Native French, excellent English, fluent Spanish. Portuguese a plus 
     
  • Strong news-writing skills 
     
  • Demonstrable shooting ability with Sony PMW200, EX1, or similar 
     
  • Honed non-linear editing skills, preferably on Final Cut Pro/Premiere 
     
  • Organisational skills and an eye for detail. Ability to work calmly under pressure and meet deadlines 
     
  • Willingness to work anti-social hours, including some weekends 
     
  • Field production experience

 

THE OFFICE

Montevideo is the headquarters for AFP’s Latin America operation, with bureaus in over 20 countries. The regional desk is located in Montevideo city center. The video team is composed of the editor in chief, the deputy, a production assistant, four broadcast editors and two web editors, and they work in a team of around 50 people, working in three languages, in text, photo, video, graphics and web and mobile.

 

DAILY LIFE

Montevideo is a quiet medium-sized city on the banks of the Rio de la Plata, with fewer traffic jams and less pollution than other major Latin American cities. Medical care is good.

 

THE COMPANY

AFP is a global news agency, delivering fast, accurate and in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world, from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology.

With 2,900 staff and stringers spread across 165 countries, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages, delivering the news in video, text, photographs, multimedia and graphics.

AFPTV is its fast-growing international television service, delivering a broad range of videos including major breaking news, investigative reports and features.

Apply by completing the application form below.

 

APPLICATIONS

Only short-listed candidates will be informed of financial conditions

Please send your application to Latin America regional direction: