The Oregonian/OregonLive seeks video producer

  • 2021-03-10 7:38 PM
    Message # 10183944

    Seeking a versatile video producer who can shoot, edit and produce engaging videos in a creative and cinematic style. This person will report to the video lead and work on our talented visuals team to create a wide mix of journalistically sound video content. 

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    One week you might be producing a video about a new food cart, holiday light display or a quirky local artist. Another week you could be camping in the snow while shooting our travel and outdoors series. The next week you could be editing protest videos, interviewing wildfire evacuees or producing a coronavirus explainer. We are looking for someone who enjoys variety, is skilled at juggling multiple projects, thrives in a fast-paced environment and is game for anything, including in-person breaking news coverage. 

    Note: This position will remain partially remote until it is safe to work from our downtown Portland office. Video shoots will take place in the field and editing will take place at home due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

    What you’ll do: 

    • Produce, shoot and edit a mix of video content that vary in length and scope (everything from short breaking news video clips to 2-3 minute videos that can be produced in a couple days to longer form videos that could take a couple weeks)
    • Shoot and edit sponsored video series, including our Peak Northwest outdoors series and others that emerge
    • Help conceptualize new video series ideas as we expand our sponsored video partnerships
    • Regularly pitch video ideas based on local news and trends; capitalizing on high-value topics
    • Collaborate with print reporters to create videos that complement their stories 
    • Quickly compile breaking news video found via wire, sourced from readers or collected out in the field
    • Be flexible to work nights and weekends as news developments require

    The ideal candidate:

    • Degree in journalism, video production or related field 
    • Minimum of 2 years video journalism experience 
    • Ability to create compelling videos under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately 
    • Solid news judgment and journalistic ethics
    • Experience responding in breaking news situations
    • Strong video editing skills that ensure videos are engaging and well-paced
    • Ability to collaborate on projects, but also work independently (comfortable shooting and editing solo)
    • Ability to frame and focus video story structure
    • Strong script writing skills for narrated videos
    • Understand how to edit videos for a social media-driven audience 
    • Comfortable shooting video in the outdoors, on hikes, overnight camping trips, in snow
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, from conception to publication
    • Ability to work independently and remotely 


    • Comfortable using a variety of camera setups, including the FS7, C100 and 5D series
    • Familiarity using lavalier and shotgun mics, understanding the importance of good audio
    • Expertise in Adobe Suite, primarily Premiere/After Effects/Photoshop

    Bonus, but not required:

    • Drone certification
    • Strong news writing skills
    • Motion graphics/animation
    • Photography and photo-caption writing
    • Podcast production/editing experience
    • Spanish or multi language fluency

    Additional Information

    Advance Local Media offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off, flexible holidays and parental leave as well as options for your healthcare.

    Oregonian Media Group is the most trusted source for news and information in Oregon and Southwest Washington. A digitally focused company, Oregonian Media Group provides content when and where readers want it - online, on smartphones and on tablets - through OREGONLIVE and a range of digital products. As the largest media company in the state, Oregonian Media Group is also advertisers' strongest media partner, with an innovative suite of products to help them connect with their best customers.

    Oregonian Media Group is a part of Advance Local Media, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 20 cities, reaching 58+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Customer-first, Inclusiveness, Collaboration and Forward-looking. For more information about Advance Local, please visit

    Advance Local Media is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, encouraging applications from people of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.

    Last modified: 2021-03-11 7:40 PM | Karly Imus

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