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Junior Video Journalist (2813145781)

Arts and Entertainment

Video Editor



London, London, United Kingdom

About us The Independent is an online news publisher that was established in 1986 as a politically independent national newspaper. In 2016, The Independent became a fully digital publisher, moving away from print in pursuit of sustainability, and to keep its values alive. The Independent has always been “condemned to innovate”, and has always done so. It has many “firsts” to its credit, including its own creation. It was the first British newspaper to add a Saturday magazine; the first broadsheet to go tabloid; the first to give stunning photography the same prestige as a news or feature story; the first to challenge the Westminster lobby system of closed briefings (“a self-satisfied cabal”); the first to launch a concise quality compact paper, i, in 2010; the first to launch an edition for children; and the first to go fully digital, in 2016. We felt then that our resources would best be concentrated on this growing medium, and progress since has justified that. Through The Independent and indy100 websites, its subscription and contribution services, as well as its syndication and advertising businesses, The Independent hopes to continue the work of many decades, and with over 100 million unique global visitors a month, to make its voice ever louder and more insistent the world over. Today we have teams across the globe, from Delhi, Moscow and the Middle East, through to London, New York and Los Angeles. About you You will have news instinct, have the ability to spot a great story and an appreciation of what type of content works well online. Thrive in a fast paced, busy newsroom and have the ability to work under pressure. Be able to work to flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Strong organisational skills and time management. Have an understanding of media law and ethics, specifically surrounding copyright. Be a fast learner who is looking to expand skills. Job purpose As a Junior Video Journalist you will produce content for The Independent’s website and social media channels on a wide range of topics. Reporting to the Head of Multimedia you will react to breaking stories and traffic requirements, working with a team of others to ensure The Independent always has the best video content online. You will be expected work efficiently to source footage, write scripts and edit videos. You will join a team that works a shift schedule that includes evenings and weekends and overnight. Key responsibilities and accountabilities Edit to tight deadlines set by the Head of Multimedia. Deliver engaging content. Work well with members of other teams to optimise department performance. Ensure your work is always the highest possible standard it can be. Be comfortable in clearing footage from social media. Ensure any content produced satisfies legal and ethical requirements. Demonstrate an understanding of The Independent’s values and always work with those in mind. Skills and experience Ability to generate stories using video. Identify videos that have high traffic potential. Edit video in Adobe Premiere Pro. Understanding of SEO. NCTJ/BJTC qualification. Ability to switch priorities if required. Confidence communicating with editors about ideas and pitches. To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations. Due to the high volume of applications we will only be contacting candidates who have been shortlisted and progressed through to the next stage. The Independent is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries. If you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly. All of our employees are entitled to benefits including free on-site gym, great pension, private healthcare and life insurance schemes. We also offer cycle to work and season ticket loan initiatives to make your journey to work easier. We want our employees to enjoy working for us and we invest in training and development to support and develop rewarding careers.