New York, NY
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Date Posted:
April 18, 2024

Job Overview

The Recount is seeking an enthusiastic and industrious politics producer/creator to join our team, with a focus on creating daily social video content for The Recount. If you’re ambitious, motivated, and as comfortable on camera as you are in Premiere, this might be the job for you.

This role is best suited for someone who’s eager to be a politics beat specialist; a keen interest in the material is required. We’re particularly interested in going beyond the Beltway, so you should have a solid understanding of what’s happening across our democracy, from school boards to SCOTUS — this is the stuff that actually affects people’s lives.

You, our ideal candidate, live at the intersection of reported journalism and social media. You have a background in multimedia production, preferably in a newsroom or publishing operation, with an emphasis on mobile video formats. You’re extremely online, your news judgment is impeccable, and you’re at home in a fast-paced environment.

You’ll be expected to take daily assignments, pitch your own ideas, and work in sync with the news cycle (in an election year, that’s no small thing). Every day might be a little different and you’re cool with that; adaptability is in your DNA. You’re solutions-oriented and creative about getting where we need to go. Strong communication skills and a collaborative mindset are a must.

Hard skills are important. You can grab a cable news clip in your sleep. You should know how to write a short script for social formats. You can shoot your own standups. Your post-production work is clean. Self-starters with solid time management skills will thrive.

You might be a good fit if you’re…

  • Highly organized and deadline-driven
  • Passionate about government, democracy, and political issues
  • Experienced with all facets of social video production, soup to nuts
  • Comfortable and authentic on camera (no broadcast news vibes, please)
  • Well-versed in journalistic standards and ethics
  • Immersed in social media and internet culture
  • Able to receive and incorporate feedback
  • An excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Take your work seriously, but not yourself — a sense of humor is a must


  • Develop and produce daily social content for The Recount, with an emphasis on video
  • Curate live video feeds and produce daily TV clips as needed
  • End-to-end editorial execution: scripting, shooting, editing, publishing
  • Deliver scripts and cuts to appropriate managers for review, and make changes as needed
  • Collaborate with team members to align on both short and long term coverage priorities
  • Adhere to production timelines and meet deadlines


  • 4+ years working with short-form video content, preferably in a news environment with vertical video
  • On-camera experience (even if it’s just on your personal accounts)
  • Solid post-production skills for both video and static — After Effects is a plus
  • Comfortable with all the odds and ends of production for native social formats
  • Ability write short scripts that are clear, accurate, and precise
  • Knowledge of politics news and current events
  • Demonstrated understanding of journalistic standards, practices, and ethics

Additional Information

This role reports to the Recount’s Editor in Chief and requires being in our Manhattan office 2-3 days a week.

About The Recount

The Recount is a leading digital media brand reaching over 8 million users a month with multimedia storytelling focused on politics, policy, and culture. Our goal is to engage audiences with news-driven content that informs and entertains. In a fractured political landscape, we cut through the noise by providing fact-based information that goes heavy on context. And we’re not above the internet culture driving news – we’re native it to it, after all. But we do believe in holding that culture accountable and using journalism to call it like we see it.

About TNM

We are part of the The News Movement (TNM) family. TNM brings together leading industry figures and the next generation of passionate journalists to help reset how we tell “the news” in an era of declining trust and increasing misinformation. We’re driven by our purpose: to help millions of people around the world be better informed. We’re accurate and nonpartisan, informative and engaging, surprising and entertaining. We emphasize facts and context. We’re transparent and impartial. And we always meet our audiences where they’re at.

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