AFPTV Senior Video Producer/Head of North America Output
The North America region seeks an experienced video journalist for a full-time managerial position based in Washington, DC
START DATE: ASAP
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 7, 2018
The Senior Video Producer/Head of Output will oversee broadcast and web production from North America, manage the workload of a busy desk and support the regional video editor-in-chief in editorial and logistical planning.
The successful candidate will coordinate the editing and transmission to clients of videos produced in North America for broadcast and digital, including videos edited from live feeds, UGC content, third party images, and archives on top/breaking news stories as well as feature stories. S/he will also edit both incoming videos and live feeds.
S/he must respect the agency's values and standards, ensuring that all video content is accurate, unbiased and timely.
S/he must be prepared to work flexible hours, including mornings, evenings and weekends when necessary.
S/he may be called upon for input planning and coordination on both breaking news and slow news.
S/he will attend coverage planning meetings with the Video-Editor-in-chief, her deputy, and the global video directors to better anticipate managing the video desk.
S/he will enter into on-call rotations with the North America Video Editor-in-Chiefs, overseeing both input and output on those occasions.
S/he will be responsible for handling the employee working hours schedule in coordination with her/his superiors.
S/he is responsible for coordinating editing tasks between regional hubs.
S/he is responsible for ensuring dopesheets are in English and French accurate and subbing English scripts for longer format reports.
- Five or more years experience producing/editing short-format hard news and feature packages for broadcast and digital
- Strong editorial decision making skills
- Native-level written and spoken English. French and/or Spanish a plus
- Experience editing and managing live feeds preferred
- News agency or 24/7 news operation experience preferred
- Excellent knowledge of US domestic and international current events
- Excellent social media skills especially to find and verify amateur videos
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats and meet deadlines.
- Strong leadership skills, the ability to manage employees
- Proven ability to work calmly under pressure
AFP is a global news agency, delivering fast, accurate, 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.
THE WASHINGTON BUREAU: Washington is the headquarters for AFP’s North America operation, which consists of bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, San Francisco and the United Nations.
LIFE IN WASHINGTON: The business of Washington is government but the city has a vibrant cultural scene and nightlife. Aside from excellent restaurants, bars and theaters, Washington boasts a large number of free museums, monuments and parks. The Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay are just a few hours drive away and spectacular national parks are also nearby. Three airports offer flights to destinations across the United States and abroad. Housing is relatively easy to find and the city offers a choice between urban and suburban living. Washington has a good public transport system but a car is essential when living in the suburbs. Washington offers schools for every age – from American public schools to private international schools in a variety of languages.
Conditions including local salary grids can be found in the Washington guild agreement: http://www.wbng.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2017-AFP-Contract-.pdf
Interested candidates should send a Cover Letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: ATTENTION: APPLICATION FOR AFPTV WASHINGTON SENIOR VIDEO PRODUCER/HEAD OF OUTPUT