Videographer/Editor, News & Public Affairs

The Decibel team at Austin PBS is looking for an eager, creative and self-motivated visual storyteller who enjoys meeting interesting people and reporting on underrepresented communities. As a Videographer/Editor for Decibel, you’ll support Decibel’s mission as a community-led journalism project by creating first-person news documentaries and multimedia stories for our website. We are looking for a strong storyteller who works well with a team and can develop innovative storytelling techniques to support our mission of amplifying diverse voices in Central Texas through in-depth listening and storytelling. The successful candidate will report, shoot and edit stories, develop community contacts and represent the station at community engagement events.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for storytelling process, from beginning to end
    • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
    • Reports video stories for web, social and broadcast
    • Conducts research and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
    • Shoots and edits news stories
    • Writes stories and photo captions for the web and other platforms
    • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
    • Builds scripts and storyboards for stories
    • Creates graphics and photos for web
    • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Interacts with audience on web, social media or at community events
  • Applies exemplary technical skills to shoot interesting compositions and capture excellent audio that adheres to the Decibel visual style guide
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in video, photography, journalism, or other similar related fields (or the equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • At least two years' experience (internships included)
  • Experience writing in AP Style
  • Demonstrated excellence as a visual storyteller
  • Demonstrated ability to generate and execute creative ideas and collaborate with others
  • Ability to work with a flexible schedule that will include nights and weekends
  • Experience with Creative Cloud suite of video and photo editing software including Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop, Audition
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience with DSLR or cinema-style video cameras and a variety of lenses, specifically Canon c300/ c100 cameras

Preferred but not required:

  • Bilingual
  • Demonstrated ability to design motion graphics in After Effects
  • Demonstrated ability to set up lighting
  • Experience maintaining high journalistic standards and uncompromising ethics

Austin PBS, KLRU-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.

To apply: submit resume, cover letter telling us why you want to work in public media and the story you are most proud to have worked on, and three links to samples of your work online.
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