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Do you have a passion for shooting video and telling stories, but have a hard time fitting into the typical broadcast news mold? Are you an explorer, intrigued by the idea of creating your own space in a brand new startup environment? NBC Owned Stations Content Strategy and News Innovation team is launching a new news product, and we are seeking a highly-skilled video journalist to create content that resonates across all platforms.
We are building a team of editorial innovators, ready to question every step of the traditional editorial process, and willing to experiment in the field. We want journalists who believe content begins with the story, not the medium. We seek storytellers who aren’t afraid to fail and always take ownership of their work.
This isn’t your boss’ newsroom job – it’s news, science, tech, culture, and everything in between, customized by your unique voice.
You should be that perfect blend of tech savvy video lover who loves being behind the camera, is confident in front of it and loves to edit.
You should excel at capturing footage and shooting video in the field, with equal skill at experimenting with social media and mobile technologies.
You should have a creative eye for pairing visuals, text, and graphics into compelling content and be familiar with producing it.
You should be as comfortable acting as a one-person-band in the field as you are collaborating with colleagues across the country.
You should also be competent at every step of the video creation process, from conception to final rollout.
You should have a keen sense of judgment, able to identify relevant and trending topics ahead of the curve.
At least 3+ years professional experience in the news, documentary or similar field.
Demonstrated knowledge and prior experience in Adobe Premiere
Demonstrated knowledge and prior experience in Adobe After Effects and Photoshop
Demonstrated knowledge and prior experience in DSLR shooting
Demonstrated knowledge and prior experience in Lighting and Audio
Demonstrated knowledge and prior experience working with a CMS
Basic understanding of Web analytics
Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights.
Must be willing to work primarily at the office in Fort Worth
Must be willing to travel and work extended shifts and/or on weekends with short notice
Must have a valid Texas driver’s license
Physical requirements required to perform medium/heavy physical work which includes: ~Lifting and carrying camera equipment ranging from 15 lbs. to 50 lbs. (in camera weight) for extended periods of time to shoot on remote locations
Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
Must be 18 years or older.
Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
Desired Characteristics :
Eager to explore new ways of delivering content to our audience where they are and doing so in the most efficient way
Proven track record of making content that is shareable and well suited for social consumption
Strong speech skills with the ability to ad-lib effortlessly in various types of situations, particularly breaking news
Strong understanding and demonstration of editorial judgment and journalistic ethics, including a current knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations
Demonstrated ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions, and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high pressure environment
Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels
Believes that teams are smarter and more dynamic together
Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
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