Vertical Video Producer, Opinion

New York, NY
Job Type:
$79,364.85 - $85,000.00
Date Posted:
April 18, 2024

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a world-renowned newsroom that sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for.

Job Description

About the Role

The New York Times Opinion section is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Video Producer to transform Opinion Video’s vertical video efforts — both on site and for social media. This journalist will report to the video team and collaborate with the audience team, and department journalists and external contributors. You will conceive of and create new video formats for mobile-first video journalism and will make journalistic and creative decisions to ensure excellence and accuracy in their work.

This is a hybrid position based in New York, NY.

You will report to the Deputy Editor of Opinion Video.


  • Shoot, produce, write and edit vertical videos, using native tools and effects of platforms.
  • Collaborate with multiple partners to adapt, script and produce videos on a regular cadence.
  • Work with editors on inventive on-site and social formats that align with Opinion’s mission and identity.
  • Track engagement metrics and implement strategy based on qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Maintain broad knowledge of the social media landscape and be aware of new platform trends as they change.
  • Be open to working with a diversity of voices and viewpoints.

Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience with creative video editing.
  • Experience producing and publishing short-form vertical videos on quick deadlines.
  • Expertise in video and graphics editing with Adobe Premiere and After Effects
  • Experience in archive producing, including using photo, video, graphics and audio.
  • Knowledge of TikTok and Instagram.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Eagerness to experiment with different forms of vertical and mobile visual storytelling.
  • Strong writing and editing knowledge of Times style (or the ability to absorb and apply it quickly).
  • Experience creating innovative journalism in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent news judgment with a passion for news, The Times and its journalistic mission.
  • Experience with OSINT asset collection.
  • Previous audience experience such as A/B headline testing, writing social copy and programming a homepage.
  • Newsroom experience preferred.

The annual base pay salary for this role is between $79,364.85 and $85,000.00.

The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws. Individuals seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process should email Emails sent for unrelated issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

The Company will further consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable “Fair Chance” laws.

The New York Times Company follows the pay transparency and non-discrimination provisions outlined by the United States Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

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