The Communications Specialist – Video Journalism supports public affairs office program by performing video journalism, production and design.
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
- Work in video correspondent setting, shooting interviews, community events, feature segments, public service announcements, creative shorts and more, sometimes solo, sometimes with assistance.
- Edit video into final packages for broadcast and online distribution.
- Work heavily in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop and, to some extent, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Illustrator.
- Present stories via voice narration for video packages, sometimes appearing on camera.
- Set up and tear down DSLRs, mirrorless, ENG cameras, wireless and wired microphones and lighting equipment on site.
- Maintain audio, video and lighting equipment.
- Meet required weekly and biweekly deadlines.
- Research and coordinate story ideas with staff.
- Direct subjects on camera when required.
- Assist with social media posts.
- Shoot still photographs when required.
- Create graphic designs when required.
- Perform other job duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
- Knowledge of video journalism production, reporting and inteview techniques.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation communication skills.
- Excellent attention to detail with ability to edit written materials and website content.
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, complex details and timelines.
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office software, social media and photo sharing applications.
- Fluency in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop.
- Fluency in Adobe After Effects and motion graphic design desired.
- Fluency in Adobe Illustrator and graphic design desired.
Experience & Education
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field required.
- Minimum two (2) years’ experience in an editing or reporting role with two (2) years’ experience developing graphics for marketing, publicity and/or advertising using Microsoft and other related programs preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Works in a normal office environment.
- Must be able to work extended hours, often with short notice, to meet deadlines. Extended hours may include late nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays.
- Demonstrate ability to work efficiently under conditions of multiple deadlines and changing priorities to produce a large volume of high-quality material with attention to detail.