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Videographer/Editor

VPM is a public media organization serving Central Virginia and Shenandoah Valley. The VPM News team produces award-winning journalism for our NPR station in Richmond and distribution across our digital channels to over 2 million people in VPM’s coverage area. As an independent, non-profit service, we strive to create and serve a more informed public.  

Are you a visual storyteller looking to join a team of journalists to produce a weekly multimedia news program covering state-wide news, public policy, justice, and arts and culture? VPM is seeking an experienced and creative videographer/editor who is skilled in the craft of visual storytelling to shoot, edit, and produce news and feature stories and finalize the weekly program for broadcast. The videographer/editor should be comfortable with all aspects of video production, including lighting, sound, music, graphics, visuals, and interviewing and will be responsible for shooting original footage and using archival footage to tell compelling stories.  

The videographer/editor will join our team of journalists and assist with all areas of newscast production as a valued member of our editorial team. The ideal candidate will have strong journalistic standards, experience with broadcast operations, and knowledge of local and regional politics, current events, as well as Virginia history and culture. This role is part of the VPM News team and reports to the Senior Producer.  

Knowledge of public media is important, but the ideal candidate will also strive beyond the public media bubble to find people and voices that resonate meaningfully with our established and growing audiences, groups which are racially, ethnically, regionally, and politically diverse. VPM believes attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving our community.  

Responsibilities 
•    Shoots footage in studio and in the field across Virginia and surrounding areas. 
•    Produces stories independently and supports reporters and producers in the field.  
•    Interviews characters and shoots compelling visuals and b-roll to tell their story. 
•    Edits footage from various sources and shoots to create a cohesive story.  
•    Evaluates edited footage and ensures the story reflects the script and meets the narrative agenda of the producer or reporter. 
•    Creates original news stories, features, online features, interstitials, breaks, studio video wall graphics, clip reels, and mid-level effects. 
•    Edits and stacks the show, prepares graphics and animations, assists with day of air.  
•    Ensures all edits appear seamless and natural and help the story flow.  
•    Discusses project timeline, narrative structure, story goals and more with the producers throughout production process. 
•    Manages shared storage material in Sony Ci digital asset management. 
•    Understands third-party plug-ins, multiple file formats and conversion techniques. 
•    Works within template graphics packages to update and deliver a finished error-free animation or graphic product. 
•    Follows established procedures to package programs, making sure the final product meets all PBS Technical Operations Specifications. 
 
Qualifications 
•    Bachelor’s degree in film, video production, communications, journalism, digital media, or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience.
•    At least four years of shooting and editing experience in a public or commercial television news production or postproduction facility.   
•    Knowledge of journalistic standards and ethics with sound judgement and a commitment to objectivity, balance, and fairness.  
•    Experience producing broadcast, video, and multimedia content with strong attention-to-detail, fact checking, and writing.  
•    Facilitates project timeline, narrative structure, story goals and more with the producers throughout production process. 
•    Working knowledge of test equipment (digital waveform and audio monitors) to make final videos conform to broadcast specs. 
•    Knowledge of production equipment, including studio cameras, portable video and DSLR cameras, Gimbals, Jibs, audio, and lighting gear. 
•    Knowledge of Virginia politics, history, and personalities preferred. 
•    Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and the ability to clearly communicate solutions that foster a culture of teamwork. 
•    Excellent time and project management skills performing well under pressure, multi-tasking, and meeting deadlines.  
•    Proficiency with Microsoft 365, Adobe Suite Tools, newsroom management and production software. 
•    Flexible to work unusual hours in remote locations, as needed. 
 
Apply by sending your resume, cover letter and reel to [email protected]. The position will remain open until filled.

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