• Multimedia Producer - CQ Roll Call

    Job Locations United States-DC-Washington
    ID
    2018-4920
    Function
    Editorial
  • Introduction

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    Washington’s CQ Roll Call brings up-to-date news, analysis and insights to senior decision-makers on Capitol Hill.  This trusted source of unbiased, impartial information provides authoritative, nonpartisan and accurate congressional news and legislative tracking tools to its subscribers. Through more than 40 print and online products, CQ Roll Call keeps readers updated on a weekly, daily and real-time basis covering every legislative action in Congress with breaking news, bill tracking, and member profiles and offers insight on the people and institutions that influence public policy and legislation.   

     

    CQ Roll Call’s parent, The Economist Group, is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. The brands are bound together by their objective opinion, original insight and advocacy of economic, political and democratic freedom around the world.

     

    Currently we are seeking a full-time Multimedia Producer to create video news stories about events and personalities on Capitol Hill.

     

    Accountabilities

    In this role you would be expected to:

    • Shoot and edit video — both in studio and on location; Familiarity with basic lighting set-ups
    • Should be proficient with all stages of video development including but not limited to: script writing, filming, editing, motion graphics, post production, online video management and live streaming productions
    • Produce originally reported text-based stories as needed; Solid research, reporting and writing skills are required
    • Aggregate clips of floor speeches, committee hearings and press conferences, grabbing relevant feeds from outside news sources
    • Strong interview skills are a must for interviewing subjects on camera
    • Proven ability to juggle deadlines and prioritize projects using news judgment
    • Capture and curate audio content
    • Work side-by-side with Roll Call (or CQ) reporters to find or create complementary video for their reporting

     

    To succeed in the role you must have:   

    • A keen interest in politics and Congress
    • A minimum of one year of experience producing high-quality video pieces
    • An understanding of new forms of storytelling, as well as an affinity for audience engagement on social video platforms
    • A command of fact checking and an understanding of journalistic best practices
    • Experience with short social-friendly video and longer, programmatic approaches

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    To succeed in the role you will be able to demonstrate:

    • Video editing experience including Adobe, Final Cut or Avid
    • Motion graphics editing experience, i.e. Adobe After Effects
    • Video shooting expertise
    • Still photography shooting and editing experience
    • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator competency
    • Video codecs & export settings understanding
    • Upload video process & using metadata/tags
    • Knowledge of all social platforms
    • Understanding of Google Analytics platform for metrics tracking, analysis and reporting

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