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The Bellingham Herald

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Video Journalist

The Bellingham Herald
Bellingham, WA Full-time
Posted on September 13, 2018
Pay Rate:  $16.50 hr.
 
The Bellingham Herald has an immediate opening for a video journalist to join its talented team. Bellingham routinely makes "best places to live" lists for its mountains-to-sea beauty and recreational opportunities, arts and entertainment district and educational resources. 
 
Whatcom County, with a population of 210,000, has a diverse economy from farming to oil refineries. It's 90 minutes north of Seattle, on the border with Canada.
 
You will shoot, edit and produce original video content across multiple platforms. You will be required to pitch, report and produce daily and long-term video stories. As part of each assignment, you may also be required to shoot photographs. 
You'll work with local editors and McClatchy's regional video team, which offers support and training.
You should be ready to run hard every day on this job, which has a constant stream of news developments and story ideas that readers have told us they’ve got a deep desire to engage with. FAA drone pilot's license and familiarity with 360 videography a plus, but training is available.

Minimum Requirements
•  Bachelor’s degree in journalism or relevant field.
•  Minimum two years internship/university journalism experience. Strong reporting skills and excellent news judgment.
•  Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and team player skills required.  
•  Visual sensibility and experience contributing to interactive and multimedia work, with creative concepts and implementation. 
•  Reliable news judgment, advanced communication skills needed. 
•  Energy, flexibility, and online smarts.  
•  Need the ability to work well with a variety of editors and staff at all levels within a digitally evolving local newsroom.  
•  Aptitude for thinking big, working wisely and quickly iterating.
•  Ability to quickly edit video. 
•  A collaborative style that works comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company.