The Texas Observer seeks a multimedia producer to create and commission original video, audio and other visual content that enhances our fearless investigative reporting and narrative writing about Texas news, politics and culture. You will collaborate with Observer editors and writers to dream up and create compelling stories that reach new audiences and fulfill the Observer’s mission of truth-telling and fomenting positive social change. You will be afforded significant creative freedom.
You are socially conscious and digitally savvy with wide-ranging interests in such areas as politics, immigration, environment, social justice, civil rights and health care. You have a demonstrated ability to work independently but are also a team player able to collaborate with editors and reporters in a number of capacities.
Your primary duty is shooting and editing editorial and social video stories — either standalone or as a complement to our long-form work — but you’ll also be called upon to assist the business department with multimedia elements for fundraising, marketing and other promotional projects. You may also be tasked with producing audio content, such as podcasts.
Knowledge and Skills:
—Demonstrated ability to shoot and edit video and photos;
—Fluency with Adobe Creative Suite, in particular Premiere, Audition and Photoshop (familiarity with After Effects is a bonus);
—Strong visual storytelling sensibilities;
—Meticulous attention to detail and factual accuracy;
—Track record of meeting deadlines and juggling multiple projects;
—Commitment to the Observer’s mission and ideals;
—Good writing and communication skills
About us: We are a 64-year-old storied publication with a proud tradition of independent ass-kicking reporting and commentary. In the last few years, our reporters have won an Emmy, a National Magazine Award, a first-place Society of Professional Journalists award, and a Hillman Prize. We’re a nonprofit with a strong public service mission; we seek to expose injustice and to produce the kind of impact journalism that makes a difference.
We are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive working environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, AIDS/HIV status, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Close date: Sept. 28. Send resume and examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Observer, based in Austin, is an Emmy- and National Magazine Award-winning nonprofit media organization known for its fearless investigative reporting and narrative writing about all things Texan. Since 1954, we’ve been committed to covering issues ignored or underreported by other media.
Texas Observer is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, political affiliation, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, and/or sexual orientation.