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Associate Video Producer

Gannett Co.

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Job Overview:

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

Associate Video Producer

This position is specifically for video journalists, not those pursuing film careers.

If you have the special ability to find and create compelling video content for digital platforms, then this job is for you!

The USA TODAY NETWORK is looking for a natural-born-news-junky-associate-video-producer to join USA TODAY NETWORK’s Video team.

If you’re always in the know about what’s going on in the news and can creatively translate that to video form, we need you! Viewers can get their facts from a quick skim of an article, but our way of storytelling is keeping them there to watch video. If you think you’ve got what it takes to create video content that is transforming the way viewers are consuming their news, we have a space for you at the USA TODAY Network.

We are looking for someone with the patience and drive to spend hours tracking down news-adjacent stories, facts, photos, and b-roll to create an amazing multimedia story about the newsiest items of the day.

This is a 6-month temporary position with the possibility of extending to a year. This is a remote role.

Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside current production staff to create, write, edit, publish, program, and share news videos across all USA TODAY NETWORK’s digital platforms.
  • Collecting and organizing assignments.
  • Maintain communication with the video team leaders, National News Desk, USA TODAY editors, writers and reporters and local USA TODAY NETWORK properties.
  • Edit and produce videos for nationally significant news stories, buzzy/trending stories, special features and social video content.
  • Obtain video and information from USA TODAY NETWORK properties for production.
  • Contribute original story ideas, write, produce, and edit video content to be published across the USA TODAY NETWORK.
  • Monitor social media and third-party content providers to find and produce videos.
  • Write, produce, and edit your own news videos.
  • Handle other essential tasks as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1 year of newsroom experience is required, preferably in a television or digital newsroom and/or equivalent video news experience.
  • Experience with social media and creating videos for social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram.
  • Detail-oriented, have strong editorial judgment, be able to think like a journalist, have time management skills and be able to work independently with limited supervision as well as within a group.
  • Motivated, self-starter who can multi-task and communicate effectively across multiple groups.
  • Ability to write engaging headlines and other video metadata.
  • Ability to write engaging headlines and other video metadata.
  • Understanding of SEO requirements for video metadata.
  • Some experience with video analytics from a platform such as Adobe or Google analytics.
  • Experience producing video content for digital platforms for a news outlet.
  • Able to work alone or as part of a team to compete assignments under tight deadline pressure.
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere and the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Have a basic technical understanding of video systems and operations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable with video rights management.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check and a motor vehicle record check & drug screen (for driving roles only).

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

1. Your resume – one to two pages.

2. A cover letter detailing your related experience and information explaining why you think you are the right person for the job. If you do not include a cover letter, you will not be considered.

3. Links to 5 online samples of digital storytelling. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

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Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

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