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Multimedia Visual Journalist

McClatchy   Miami, FL   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on January 10, 2022
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The Miami Herald is seeking a multimedia journalist based in Miami to focus on shooting, editing and producing original photo and video journalism across multiple platforms for the South Florida audience.

This individual will be required to pitch, report and produce outstanding daily visual journalism and long-term visual stories, as well as to aggressively search, aggregate and seek permission for digital video content from third-party sources around the web – in accordance with the news of the day.

This individual will also produce live content for our on-site player and social media channels. Multimedia journalists play a critical role, working closely with newsroom colleagues to tell the most important and timely video stories.

A strong work ethic, the ability to multitask, to quickly produce high-quality video and the aptitude to work across short- and long-term deadlines is required. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Produce outstanding still photojournalism and video to accompany storytelling in online digital presentations and for print using DSLR camera equipment

  • Generate ideas for daily still photo and video stories that appeal across local, regional and national online audiences

  • Report, edit and produce compelling visual journalism on deadline

  • Shoot live video on scene when warranted and transmit photos from the scene of breaking news and sporting events

  • Aggressively curate and produce third-party video for placement within our stories and on social media

  • Edit, produce and place video in related stories and social platforms

  • Leverage digital tools and social media to find newsworthy videos to aggregate

  • Produce live-stream content, which may include breaking news, public meetings or scheduled newsroom events

  • Collaborate with editors/reporters to develop creative approaches to digital storytelling

  • Write headlines, captions, summaries, social media posts and stories that are engaging and accurate

Requirements:

  • College degree preferred or equivalent experience 
  • 3-5 years digital journalism experience required

  • Familiarity with DSLR and professional video cameras, capturing sound and video editing

  • Newsroom experience and/or internship(s), preferably in newspapers and/or digital media

  • Strong video editing ability and storytelling a must

  • Visual sensibility and experience contributing to interactive and multimedia work, with creative concepts and implementation

  • Reliable news judgment, advanced communication skills needed

  • Ability to edit video using Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut X

  • Ability to use Adobe After Effects and Audition a plus

  • An understanding of audience trends, SEO and digital media are important

  • Ability to quickly edit video

  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license

  • Vehicle insurance required

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Personal Attributes: 

  • Energy, flexibility, and online smarts

  • Ability to work well with a variety of editors and staff at all levels within a digitally evolving local newsroom

  • Aptitude for thinking big, working wisely, quickly and efficiently

This position will be based in Miami. Nights and weekend work is a possibility. Some travel may be required.


When Applying:  Please include samples of your work or a link to your online portfolio.