Video Editor / Producer

The Gazette

Cedar Rapids, IA Marketing & Media / Printing & Publishing

Do you have experience producing, shooting and editing video? The Gazette is looking for a Video/Editor Producer to produce, shoot and edit video – both live and previously recorded – to create news features, social and other programming streams as needed.

This position works to collect, produce and edit video on an array of topics. Lead role in live production of podcasts and other community events, as well as collaborates with reporters and editors to identify ways that visually enhance and tell stories. You will create compelling video, and also work on some self-directed work as well as medium- and long-range in-depth projects.

Responsibilities: 

  • Works as a producer/editor who creates engaging and relevant video content that is published on thegazette.com, social media or other digital experiences.
  • Collaborates, coaches and suggests new angles or techniques on existing stories, ways to enhance or further develop stories and to suggest ideas not yet covered.  
  • Maintains awareness of news important to the community and regularly contributes story ideas.
  • Edits audio, video and other elements as needed to create visually compelling and engaging video stories.
  • Produces video packages using appropriate production techniques, writing and editing as appropriate and finding contributors and interviewees as well as other sources of material.
  • Acts as a field producer, briefing reporters, on-screen talent and editors as appropriate and assisting them in the preparation of both live action and recorded experiences including vlogs, podcasts or in-person experiences.
  • Uses available technical resources to realize video ideas as effectively and efficiently as possible, to highest professional standards and within budget.
  • Develops and manages overall production calendar and pipeline of projects.

You will also be responsible for maintaining company-issued photography and video equipment, providing accurate and detailed information in accordance with journalistic guidelines and adhere to all professional and company policies and ethical standards.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be a flexible, self-motivated, creative go-getter and problem solver who works well on a team. Strong video editing skills are required. Ideal candidate will have strong ability to generate ideas and turn those creative ideas into reality, and have excellent planning and organizing skills. Ability to work under pressure/deadline. Candidate must be committed to accuracy. Must have a strong understanding of storytelling across multiple platforms.

  • Drone certification preferred.

Minimum requirements: Candidate must demonstrate ability in news and feature video production, as well as aptitude in planning/scripting/editing and voicing video material. Should have strong knowledge and interest of internet videos and understand producing events into video. Should have thorough knowledge of production methods, including audio and graphics. Must be able to edit at speed using video editing software and be passionate about storytelling in an ever-changing landscape. Candidate regularly demonstrates excellence in video work, strong ethical decisions and strong news judgment.

  • A bachelor’s degree in digital or multimedia journalism, video production or related course of study is expected, or in lieu of degree, candidate must have equivalent technical experience.
  • Candidate must be company insurable and maintain acceptable driving record and be willing to work occasional nights/holidays/weekends based on news needs. 

Benefits:

  • We offer competitive salary and benefits; including
  • Medical, dental, vision, matching 401k , holiday pay and paid time off
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

The Gazette an affiliate of Folience, an Iowa-based, ESOP owned employee company.

EOE. Background check and Pre-Employment drug screen required.

Application Instructions:


Job ID: 70241

Posted 15 days ago

Share This Job