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Contract Type:Permanent Contract
Salary or training bursary: Competitive
Company:The Independent
Open to all
Apply by:17/12/2021 - 17:00

Video Journalist

Can you spot a great story? Do you have a good understanding of media law and ethics? If the answer to these questions is yes, apply now...

The Independent is an online news publisher that was established in 1986 as a politically independent national newspaper. In 2016, The Independent became a fully digital publisher, moving away from print in pursuit of sustainability, and to keep its values alive. Through The Independent and indy100 websites, its subscription and contribution services, as well as its syndication and advertising businesses, The Independent hopes to continue the work of many decades, and with over 100 million unique global visitors a month, to make its voice ever louder and more insistent the world over. Today they have teams across the globe, from Delhi, Moscow and the Middle East, through to London, New York and Los Angeles.

As a Video Journalist you will produce engaging content for The Independent’s website and social media channels on a wide range of topics. Reporting to the Head of Multimedia you will react to breaking stories and traffic requirements, work on long form productions and pitch original ideas. You will join a team that works a shift schedule that includes evenings and weekends and overnight.


  • Shoot and edit to tight deadlines set by the Head of Multimedia
  • Deliver engaging content
  • Work well with members of other teams to optimise department performance
  • Ensure your work is always the highest possible standard it can be
  • Be comfortable in clearing footage from social media
  • Ensure any content produced satisfies legal and ethical requirements
  • Demonstrate an understanding of The Independent’s values and always work with those in mind

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

  • Newsroom experience
  • Ability to generate stories using video
  • Identify videos that have high traffic potential
  • Edit video in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Understanding of SEO
  • NCTJ/BJTC qualification
  • Ability to switch priorities if required
  • Confidence communicating with senior editors about ideas and pitches

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

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