NBC Universal Video Journalist in New York, New York
Job Number 34860BR
Job Title Video Journalist
Business Segment NBC News and MSNBC
Sub-Business News Digital
Posting Category Digital Media
About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
Career Level Experienced
Country United States
State/Province New York
City New York
NBC Left Field is a new internationally-minded video troupe that makes short, creative docs and features, all designed for social media and set-top boxes.
Our small team of cinematographers, journalists, animators and social media gurus aims to unearth stories and breathe creative life into current headlines.
Half the unit hails from outside the US, so we’ll be pushing boundaries at home and abroad while acting as an experimental NBC hub for style, treatment and audience engagement.
We’re an off-site division of NBC News tasked with experimenting with emerging technologies and visual storytelling.
You can watch some of our pieces and learn more about us on Facebook and our website. www.facebook.com/nbcleftfield / www.nbcleftfield.com
We’re seeking a highly experienced video creator and visual journalist who walks the line between reporter and filmmaker. You should have at least five years professional experience working behind the camera, filming and crafting journalistic output on issues ranging from international politics to technology.
You should be an expert shooter, video editor and interviewer. Motion graphics experience is also a huge plus. And you should come bursting at the seams with story ideas.
We’re looking for someone with an artistic but radical eye who obsesses over both news and Internet technologies. You should have an immense amount of experience crafting scripts by hand and carrying out story ideas from conception to completion.
We’re looking for those who like to pivot off the top headlines and find a fascinating visual story buried within.
And lastly but of equal importance, you should eat, sleep and breathe social media. We will only hire someone who has a well-documented past of toying with visual storytelling on social platforms.
Though very much a part of NBC, we will expect you to bring a start-up mentality to our team, a liking for radical ideas, an unbounded sense of determination and an inventor’s curiosity.
This position is a 6-month assignment.
5+ years professional experience in documentaries or news
Mastery in shooting (DSLR or similar) and editing as well as lighting and audio
Proficiency in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, After
Effects and Photoshop
International field experienceAdditional Job Requirements
Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
Must be willing to work in New York
Must submit a resume, short cover letter, links to three videos, detailing your role in each (You should have served as a one-person-band in at least one of the pieces), a link to a social media innovation or campaign you developed and launched, list of awards/accomplishments
Desired Characteristics Desired Qualifications
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) a huge plus
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