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The Wall Street Journal is seeking a supervising producer to oversee coverage in Asia as part of its global video and audio team. Based in Hong Kong, top candidates for this position will demonstrate excellent editorial, production and team-management skills. Although you will manage a small team in this region, this is a hands-on role and we are seeking a strong editorial leader with a track record of producing timely business and markets news, political and industry analysis, and feature coverage that stands out in the 24/7 information cycle.
Primary responsibilities include:
Proposing new and original ideas for timely news and analysis on a daily basis
Managing a team of video and audio journalists, and graphics editors to produce news, analysis and enterprise videos of interest to The Wall Street Journal audience
Collaborating with key editors, producers and shooters in the bureau and region to develop best-in-class video and audio journalism
Communicating daily and regularly with the Executive Producer of International coverage in London to ensure coverage is in sync with overall video and audio strategy
Coaching beat reporters and news editors to appear on camera or in voiceover
Working with video journalists to hone story angles and strengthen scripts
Researching, writing and producing coverage, as necessary
Providing clear and productive notes on scripts and videos in edit
Mentoring staff and providing opportunities for feedback and growth
Ensuring that all journalistic and legal standards are followed at all times
Ability to work late hours and weekends as news developments and time zone considerations may warrant
Completing additional duties as assigned
Key candidate requirements:
At least eight years’ experience working in a daily, video news environment
Deep understanding of APAC business and markets trends, regional news, culture and politics
Demonstrated experience producing compelling business, tech and political coverage under tight deadline constraints
Track record of translating complex business and economics stories into reporting that informs WSJ’s core subscriber base and appeals to broader audiences
Experience producing long-form video coverage, including documentaries, is a plus
Clear communicator with exceptional written and collaboration skills
All interested candidates should submit a cover letter clearly outlining how their skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements, along with links to five videos that represent the type of work described.
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The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).