Videojournalist
Associated Press
Caracas, VE
hace 5 días
source : SuccessFactors

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.

Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day more than half the world's population sees news from AP.

The Associated Press seeks a videojournalist with a history of successful video storytelling to join its team in Caracas, Venezuela.

Responsibilities : Reporting to the news director for the Andes and the Caribbean, this videojournalist will primarily shoot, write and edit video including live video stories for AP’s video customers and platforms.

As a member of a dynamic news operation that covers Venezuela, the videojournalist must collaborate with colleagues of all formats to help produce a competitive and comprehensive all-formats news report.

The successful candidate must also pitch, develop and research enterprise stories and contribute reporting in other media formats including text, photos and audio.

The successful candidate must also be prepared to travel extensively to cover breaking news, often at short notice. This newsperson must have the ability and willingness to work any shift, including at night and on weekends, or as coverage demands, as AP is a 24 / 7 operation.

The successful candidate will :

  • develop sources across Venezuela , working closely with the all-formats staff in Caracas and throughout Latin America, to consistently generate distinctive video stories for regional and global audiences.
  • apply superior skills in video-based storytelling, including shooting, editing and writing, in both static environments and the chaos of breaking news.
  • work among a team of journalists, reporters and editors to deliver spot, sports and enterprise imagery that breaks news, has impact and is exclusive to AP.
  • have strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with the diverse team of journalists at the AP who operate in all formats : text, photo, video, audio, digital / social, interactive and graphics.
  • have a great news sense, with the ability to communicate stories that people will want to share, like and talk about on social media and other platforms.
  • routinely contribute to the video and text report as coverage needs require and pursue innovative coverage techniques while maintaining AP’s standards for integrity and objectivity.
  • Qualifications : Candidates must possess advanced individual technical skills in the creation of video content, as well as the ability to work within an all-formats team to apply those skills from start to finish on breaking news and short- and long-term projects.

    The successful candidate will be creative, innovative and agile and work effectively in a deadline-driven, dynamic and competitive newsroom and field environment.

    Strong interpersonal, organizational and planning skills, including the ability to prioritize work, are a must, as is strong news judgment and a quick reaction at all hours to breaking news.

    The successful candidate should have at least three years of full-time news experience as a video journalist at a broadcast station, online or digital news outlet, newspaper or an AP bureau or regional desk.

    Other qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Authorization to work in Venezuela will be mandatory.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English and Spanish.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in video shooting and non-linear editing, preferably with Adobe Premiere.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats and deliver success on a complex, challenging story lines.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THIS POSITION IS JANUARY 21, 2020 AT 11 : 59 PM EST.

    AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.

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