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Gwen Ifill Washington Week Fellow
ARLINGTON VA 22204
Category: Other
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Gwen Ifill Washington Week Fellow
Work as part of a producing team to create the weekly, national TV news analysis program, "Washington Week." The fellow will work collaboratively with the Moderator and Series Producer to research national and international news stories, gather video elements, monitor and log live news events, generate story ideas, copy edit, and produce broadcast and web content.
**NOTE: This is a full time, but short-term position of up to five months with an anticipated start date in August, 2018.**
**RESPONSIBILITIES**
* Research news stories and prepare background information for the managing editor and producers.
* Produce video, sound and graphic elements for the broadcast and/or website.
* Log and archive live video feeds and maintain production notes.
* Work with Washington Week staff to update program website and create web pages with text, photos, graphics and features including but not limited to interviews, podcasts, web chats, etc.
* Contribute to the show's social media outreach.
* Participate in station relations, program marketing, and promotion activities as directed.
* Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
**QUALIFICATIONS**
* Must have a keen interest and broad knowledge of national and world events, politics, and history.
* Knowledge of television news and video production including familiarity with AVID, Final Cut and/or Adobe Premier editing, digital shooting and Photoshop.
* Sound editorial judgment, solid broadcast writing skills, and careful attention to detail when editing and proofreading.
* Reliable organizational and time management skills. Able to adapt to changing deadlines.
* Experience using the web for research and summarizing findings.
* Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS, Drupal or familiarity with other CMS helpful.
* Available to work a flexible schedule including Friday evenings. May require occasional overnight travel.
**EDUCATION**
* College degree required. Major in journalism, digital media, communication, history or political science preferred.
* Demonstrated experience in journalism, news writing and copy editing.
* Experience should include creating digital or broadcast content including shooting and editing from concept to completion.
* Background in web production helpful.
**Application Guidelines**
* For consideration, please include a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, and a sample of your work (writing, video production, or web-content).
*WETA is an equal employment opportunity employer. WETA does not discriminate against employees or applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.*
*Department:* Washington Week
*Supervisor:* Series Producer, Washington Week
*Status:* Full-time, Exempt, Five month project

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