FiveThirtyEight is in search of a part-time video and movement graphics producer to assist us create weekly political movies to reinforce our election protection. The producer needs to be accessible to work as much as 29 hours per week throughout U.S. East Coast hours. This job could be finished remotely whatever the standing of the pandemic.
The producer’s predominant function shall be to create movies based mostly on FiveThirtyEight’s 2020 Election Forecast. Our forecast reveals the probabilities every candidate has of profitable the election in November, and is wealthy with materials we’d wish to make into movies. The producer ought to really feel snug enhancing quick interviews with FiveThirtyEight reporters, creating authentic movement graphics and animations, and dealing with our present graphics packages and design parts. Whereas this can be a part-time function, the producer can be wholly built-in into the FiveThirtyEight workforce as a full-fledged member of our newsroom. When not creating forecast movies, the producer is inspired to pitch authentic concepts and work with reporters and visible journalists to carry new tales to life. The video and movement graphics producer will report back to the senior video producer and work intently with the video workforce and artwork director (although, as FiveThirtyEight is a small newsroom, there shall be alternatives to collaborate with many staffers in different departments as properly).
With the ability to leverage our present forecast graphics and current them in enjoyable, accessible methods to a video viewers is an enormous a part of the function. As such, the producer ought to have expertise working with Adobe Illustrator and After Results, in addition to Photoshop to combine branding from our design workforce. We work in Adobe Premiere for video enhancing, however we aren’t choosy about enhancing software program. We care extra about whether or not you might be detail-oriented, can work on a deadline, and have a superb narrative sense. Expertise working in a newsroom, particularly on political tales, is a plus.
Whereas the function shall be targeted on election protection to start with, the main target will shift to our different beats — politics extra usually, sports activities, and science — after the election.
We’re in search of somebody with:
- Expertise animating graphics packages and creating movement graphics and animations utilizing Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Results
- Fluency in Adobe Premiere or equal software program
- Expertise enhancing movies on a decent deadline (e.g., in a breaking-news setting)
- An curiosity in and familiarity with U.S. electoral politics
- Newsroom expertise
- Political reporting, significantly reporting on an election
- Script writing
To use, please ship your resume, a canopy letter and hyperlinks to 2 samples of your work to Anna.Rothschild@abc.com with “Video and Motion Graphics Producer” within the topic line. We stay up for listening to from you!