FiveThirtyEight is hiring a temporary full-time video producer

FiveThirtyEight is looking for a Temporary video producer join our full-time team from mid-July to mid-November. This person will present, script and edit videos on American politics, playing an important role in our coverage of the 2022 midterm elections.

The Video Producer will report to and work with the Senior Video Producer to direct and edit a series of short videos that will give our audience a more in-depth, data-based understanding of American politics. They will also be responsible for editing the video version of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, which comes out twice a week. During primaries, the second weekly episode is often filmed on Tuesday evenings after the election results arrive, so the video producer must be open to working a staggered schedule at times, which will include late evenings.

The Video Producer will work closely with the rest of the FiveThirtyEight video team; FiveThirtyEight reporters, visual journalists and editors; and the ABC News Digital graphics team. This is a US-based position and work may be performed remotely or out of our New York office. Applicants must be able to work 40 hours per week on an Eastern Time Zone schedule. To apply, please send a resume and two clips by Sunday, June 19 to [email protected] with the subject line “Temporary Video Producer”.

Basic qualities:

  • Mastery of Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Ability to script and storyboard
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
  • Experience with multi-camera editing
  • Ability to communicate visual style and provide thoughtful and constructive feedback to animators and other collaborators
  • Solid judgment of news
  • General knowledge and interest in US electoral politics
  • An interest in data journalism

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in a newsroom
  • Proficiency in Adobe After Effects and Illustrator
  • Ability to light a studio shoot
  • Shooting experience with a Canon C300
  • Experience leading a film crew remotely
  • Experience editing a multi-guest podcast video

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