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Video Journalist Job Description

Free job description Video Journalist

Job Summary-Video Journalist Job Description

To initiate, gather and produce material for news, current affairs and general programming, routinely shooting and editing own material.

Main responsibilities-Video Journalist Job Description

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Video Journalist Job Description

1. To carry out in-depth research to a broad brief, with minimal supervision, across the whole range of output.


2. To write material for scripts, bulletins, links, text and New Media services exercising editorial judgment and in a way appropriate to the requirements of the different output services; maintaining professional journalistic standards; adhering to policy and legal and contractual guidelines applicable



3. To undertake interviewing and reporting duties, under broad direction in both recorded and live situations, in studio or on location, for all outputs.


4. To prepare and present bulletins, including assessing incoming copy, sub-editing news copy and deploying the necessary resources.


Video Journalist Job Description [cont]


5. To produce live and pre-recorded packages and programmes for Television, Radio and Online services; prepare TV packages



6. To gather and prepare audio and video material for use on any service, recognising the distinct requirements of different types of output, shooting and editing routinely as the main focus of the role.


7. To produce original, and version existing, material for use ; including recognising and establishing links to other appropriate web sites, both within and without the company; to be conversant with the principles of Web design and to be able to maintain web sites to standards.


8. To originate and develop programme ideas; to assist in forward planning of material for future programmes.


9. To provide briefings for journalists, operators and contributors.


10. To operate the studio and field based recording and editing equipment personally or, where appropriate, direct or oversee others using it.

Required skills, knowledge and experience


1. A high standard of editorial judgement, writing ability and production

skills based on substantial journalism experience.


2. Ability to originate and develop programme ideas.


3. A thorough understanding of production methods used in TV Broadcasting and the ability to use technical and operational skills across Television, Radio and Online as required.


4. A detailed knowledge of the Editorial Policy and awareness of legal considerations applying to all types of output.












5. Ability to use financial and technical resources to best effect.


6. A high level of interpersonal skills.


7. A thorough knowledge of the editorial aims and policies


8. A keen interest in and thorough knowledge of local, regional and national and, where appropriate international affairs and an awareness of the needs and interests of regional and local audiences.


COMPETENCIES-Video Journalist Job Description



Editorial Judgement - able to demonstrate balanced and objective judgement based on a thorough understanding of the project commissioning brief, audience requirements, project guidelines and objectives.


Creative Thinking - able to transform creative ideas into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and where necessary come up with creative solutions.


Analytical thinking - able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships and construct frameworks for problem solving and/or development.


Communication - able to express ideas clearly and adapt communication style to the needs of others by using a range of styles and approaches appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information. The ability to understand the effect on others of one’s own personal style of communication.


Flexibility - adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one's own organisation or job requirements.


Managing relationships and team working - able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Work co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.










Planning and Organising - able to effectively manage time, prioritise and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.


Understanding Diversity - understands and appreciates the uniqueness of self and others. Demonstrates, and is committed to improving and understanding diversity.




11. To liaise with and service the requirements of network newsrooms and other services.


12. On occasions, to administer programme budgets, ensuring effective use of money and resources, including the supervision of the work of Broadcast Assistants.


13. To develop and maintain local contacts and to fulfil a public relations role e.g. responding to enquiries from the public.


14. At all times to carry out duties in accordance with Health and Safety guidelines.