Video Journalist





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About the company

The Independent is an online news publisher that was established in 1986 as a national newspaper independent of party political affiliations or proprietorial influence. In 2016, The Independent became a fully digital publisher, moving away from print in pursuit of sustainability, and to safeguard its values and journalism for the future.
The Independent has always thrived through innovation and change. It was the first British newspaper to add a Saturday magazine; the first to give photography the same prestige as a news copy; the first to challenge the Westminster lobby system of closed briefings; the first broadsheet to move to the more compact ‘tabloid’ format; the first to launch a concise quality compact paper; and the first – and only – major newspaper to pull off a successful transformation to fully digital publishing.
Through The Independent, Independent TV, eCommerce, indy100, subscriptions and other ‘reader revenues’, The Independent plans to continue the work of many decades, bringing much-needed independent journalism to over 100 million unique global visitors a month, make its voice ever louder and more insistent the world over.
We have an international editorial team with our main offices in London and New York.

Our values – you will deliver across all our values
Inclusive: We champion diversity in our teams and in our reporting. Working as a team, we put
transparency and effective communication at the heart of everything we do.
Innovative: From the very beginning, The Independent has been breaking the mould. We
take risks and are always looking to try new ideas in pursuit of excellence.
Independent: Nobody tells us what to think; we make up our own minds and aren’t afraid to do
things differently. Like our readers, we value honesty and integrity above outside influences.

Job Description

As a Video Journalist you will create engaging video content for The Independent’s website and social media, including the Independent TV and indy100.
Reporting to the Video News Editor you will react to breaking stories and traffic requirements, work on long form productions when required and pitch original ideas.
You will be expected source footage and monitor and publish content, including live video feeds, to multiple platforms as well as produce news clips and packages.
You will join a team working a shift rotation that will include evenings and weekends.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities 
– Shoot and edit to tight deadlines set by the Video News Editor.
– Deliver engaging video content.
– Work well with members of other teams to optimise department performance.
– Ensure your work is always the highest possible standard it can be.
– Clear footage from social media, ensuring copyright requirements are met.
– Ensure any content produced satisfies legal and ethical requirements.
– Demonstrate an understanding of The Independent’s values and always work with those in mind.

About you
– You will have a news instinct, have the ability to spot a great story and an appreciation for what type of content works well online.
– Thrive in a fast paced, busy newsroom and have the ability to work under pressure.
– You’ll demonstrate a good ability to shoot and edit video to a high standard in a timely fashion.
– Have the ability and confidence to lead shifts when necessary and work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
– You’ll have strong organisational skills and time management.
– Have a good understanding a media law and ethics, specifically surrounding copyright.
– Have an understanding of data analytics and be able to work to targets.
– You will have at least two years of newsroom experience.

Skills Required

– Ability to generate stories using video.
– Identify videos that have high traffic potential.
– Shoot original video to a high standard.
– Edit video in Adobe Premiere Pro and other Adobe products.
– Understanding of SEO.
– Ability to switch priorities if required.
– Confidence communicating with senior editors about ideas and pitches.
– Trustworthy personality.
– Ethical behaviour at all times.

How to Apply

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

– We champion diversity in our teams and in our reporting. As a growing and
global brand, we must have a workforce that’s more representative of our
readers, viewers, clients and partners, and a workplace that creates a sense
of belonging for everyone.
– We are committed to hiring and developing a diverse workforce regardless
of background, and we support our people to thrive in their careers here.
– The Independent is an equal opportunities employer, if you require any
reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not
hesitate to advise us accordingly.


Sounds like you? Apply now.