Producer

Posted 
June 3, 2022

Overview

Report and produce journalistic video/multimedia stories in the Pacific Northwest to reach digital and broadcast audiences and inspire a smarter world. The Producer is an established video/multimedia journalism professional with a talent for visual storytelling and demonstrated skills in writing/reporting and video production while demonstrating CPM’s values of integrity, community, innovation and diversity.

 

Salary: $60,048 minimum - salary commensurate with experience

Benefits information can be found here

Seattle, hybrid schedule available, must reside in WA State

Proof of vaccination required for employment

Cascade Public Media is committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES 

  • Conduct in-depth research/interviews to develop enterprising story ideas on various topics
  • Pitch video stories and multimedia projects that engage digital and broadcast audiences
  • Manage pre-production planning and logistics
  • Work with Director of Videography and/or senior producers to determine the content and focus of projects 
  • Engage in ongoing survey of the digital and broadcast video landscape to inspire innovation
  • Produce journalistic, documentary-style videos that are informative and engaging
  • Work independently, as well as part of a team, to complete video/multimedia projects
  • Serve as primary or secondary photographer in the field 
  • Collect and manage media assets for video/multimedia projects
  • Write video scripts and web articles
  • Record voice-over narration 
  • Act as primary video editor or work with internal/external editors, depending on the project
  • Assist web editors with development additional web assets and publishing
  • Coordinate additional media acquisition and rights 
  • Organize and deliver relevant materials to Marketing & Communications and Digital publishing departments
  • Collaborate with graphic design department to build animation and other assets
  • Assist in training and supervising interns
  • Secure releases
  • Maintain social media presence and respond to audience feedback 
  • Assist in media management and maintaining media asset archives
  • Adhere to the deadlines agreed upon with the Director of Videography
  • Collaborate with other team members to foster a positive and productive culture and contribute toward the overall growth of the CPM
  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Demonstrates excellent content judgment; possess journalistic reporting skills; and facility with an array of multimedia storytelling tools and techniques
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold high ethical standards of journalism
  • Affinity for and experience covering science, environment, outdoor, social justice and adventure topics strongly preferred

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field or equivalent experience strongly preferred 
  • Five years of video producing/multimedia/journalism experience; ability to produce text, video and digital content strongly preferred
  • Experience with Canon C100, C300, Canon 5D dSLR, Adobe CC/Premiere Pro strongly preferred
  • Ability to both self-generate creative projects and work with restrictions to meet very specific project/initiative needs
  • Production experience using social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter 
  • Experience with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and investigative reporting techniques preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Ability to view data on a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods
  • Ability to regularly type on a keyboard 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or reliable means of transportation to meet requirements of the job
  • Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds unassisted
  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends, holidays and in inclement weather