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Dow Jones Video Journalist, In-Depth Explanations in LONDON, United Kingdom

Job Description:

Job title: Video Journalist, In-Depth Explanations

Location: London, United Kingdom

Date of posting: 18/06/2019

Date of closing: 16/07/2019

Salary: Competitive plus benefits

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a video journalist to produce clear and compelling explainer videos as part of its global video team. Video Journalists on this team are responsible for producing informative and insightful videos ranging in length from two to seven minutes. Top candidates for this position will have a professional background in journalism and deep experience reporting, conceptualizing and executing motion graphics, shooting live and stop-motion video, as well as demonstrate shooting and editing skills. Top candidates will have a track record of creating highly-visual, in-depth videos that make sense of complicated topics, trends, issues and developments, with a specific focus on The Journal’s core coverage areas. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate exceptional technical skill, high creativity and a dogged devotion to getting the job done under tight deadline constraints.

Primary responsibilities include:

Partnering with Reporters and Editors across the newsroom to identify and produce timely video pieces that clearly communicate complicated topics, trends, issues and developments;

Pitching, developing, researching and writing stories;

Producing and shooting interviews in studio, along with executing creative shoots with props and other objects;

Editing videos utilizing video, stills and motion graphics;

Managing multiple projects in various stages of production;

Ensuring that all journalistic and legal standards are followed at all times;

Ability to work late hours and weekends both as part of a regular weekend rotation and as news developments may warrant; and

Completing additional duties as assigned.


Extensive experience at a top-tier business news organization;

Portfolio of published videos bringing high journalistic value to a wide audience.

Key skills - Essential:

Extensive experience producing informational videos, preferably in a daily news environment at a top-tier business news organization;

Proven ability to synthesize complex core coverage topics into conversational though comprehensive and accurate scripts;

Ability to convey news and tell stories in creative ways using high-quality video, graphics and props;

Deep understanding of, and interest in, The Wall Street Journal’s core topic areas;

Demonstrated experience with multiple camera setups, including but not limited to the Canon C300, C100, 5d and 7D;

Adept with studio lighting setups;

Professional-level understanding of Adobe Suite, with a high level of expertise in Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator;

Clear communicator with exceptional written and collaboration skills; and

Track record for producing award-winning journalism and feature writing.


B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication


Competitive salary and benefits

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter clearly outlining how their skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements, along with links to five podcasts that represent the type of work described.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

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Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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Req ID: 15117