American Public Media
  • Marketplace - 16GA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Temporary Full Time

Position Summary:


Marketplace is hiring a temporary, full-time Social Video Associate Producer through the end of 2018 to create short, snackable videos that help raise the economic intelligence of the country.  We're looking for someone who is audience focused and understands best practices for social video.


The Social Video Associate Producer will pitch and edit highly shareable social video content, and work closely with the heads of on demand and digital to create concise, entertaining, educational content that appeals to a wide audience. The associate producer will experiment and collaborate as we identify the visual form and style that best expresses Marketplace's mission and voice in social video.


You should be comfortable in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, demonstrate strong judgement, and have excellent visual journalism and storytelling abilities.


This position requires expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite and the ability to create basic compositions in After Effects.


This position will be either an Associate Producer I OR Associate Producer II-level position depending upon the most qualified candidate's experience. The Associate Producer II is a higher-level position that requires "4+ years' audio or radio experience " and varies from the Associate Producer I to include the following attributes in addition to those outlined under "Position Responsibility:"


  • Shoot, produce and edit more challenging videos, where editorial decision-making is critical
  • Create and develop regular social video segments
  • Initiate and research regular series ideas for social videos


Position Responsibility:

  • Pitch and edit social video; find relevant content throughout the day, clear the use of that media, and edit into a short video.
  • Cut short-form digital video end-to-end: report, write script, collect assets and b-roll, edit and produce video, and post on social and web platforms.
  • Source and edit video clips from Getty, AP and other content suppliers as well as original content
  • Source and edit music / SFX from audio library
  • Conceptualize and build graphics and titles for all videos
  • Work with producers on story and structure of videos
  • Maintain proper file structure and naming conventions
  • Work collaboratively across the shop with hosts, and multiplatform producers
  • Help foster a creative and productive work environment.
  • Pitch ideas that will help build video view and on-site and off-site audience
  • Fill in for other positions at Marketplace, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years of audio or radio experience.
  • Experience editing digital audio.
  • Experience working on a show or podcast, preferably national


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Experience editing video for same-day turn or on weekly deadlines
  • Excellent news judgment and idea generation. Ability to take a news story and develop a sharp, distinct angle.
  • Demonstrated skill in Adobe Premiere and After Effects
  • Knowledge of current social media and social video trends; experience posting on social and web
  • Resourcefulness and ability to problem-solve.
  • Independence, initiative and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Strong critical judgment skills and the ability to make decisions regarding credibility, personality and value of material to program.
  • Ability to successfully meet deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities under pressure on a consistent basis.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Superior communication, organizational and collaborative skills.
  • Prior experience in news or journalism a plus


Reporting To This Position:        N/A


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands: 
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Moderate noise level
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