C-SPAN
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Strategize, produce and manage production of video content into short stories, primarily for social platforms. Increase production of C-SPAN video content, geared for social/digital media, but available to all platforms. Boost/enhance/modernize/support C-SPAN's social media presence. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creates several, daily, video-driven short stories using C-SPAN content, available to all platforms, created with social/digital media in mind in a timely manner.
  • Writes scripts that are engaging, informative, entertaining and have a unique voice.
  • Consistently identifies and communicates to all platforms the most newsworthy and relevant aspects of assigned events in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Creates behind the scenes looks on topics, events, people or places that would be more evergreen and to provide context for C-SPAN programming.
  • Supports C-SPAN corporate social media efforts; serving as back-up on all platforms.
  • Expands opportunities for C-SPAN's social media presence on Instagram, Reddit, Snap, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

BACKGROUND/SKILLS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Digital Media, Radio-TV-Film, Political Science or Journalism.
  • Minimum one-year of related experience.
  • Strong knowledge and interest in public affairs and current affairs.
  • Ability to use all C-SPAN tools including Dalet, Video Library, screengrab database preferred.
  • Strong video editing skills and experience with Final Cut Pro and Premiere.
  • Ability to engage with audiences on social media platforms.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, but also take direction.
  • Ability to be creative and innovative.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Proficient in top social media platforms.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including early mornings, evenings and weekends, pending breaking news or C-SPAN events coverage.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and a strong command of fact-checking and journalistic best practices.
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