Coordinate the work of Cascade Public Media’s local Content teams in order to create a consistent and distinctive visual approach and strategy to the rich mix of multimedia journalism for KCTS9 public television and Crosscut. Foster a culture of collaboration and innovation in pursuit of reaching a broad and diverse audience, and creating a bright future for public media in our increasingly digital world.
Cascade Public Media strives to promote diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in our content and across all of our brands. Diversity is more than a commitment—it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.
SCOPE OF POSITION
The Visual Journalism Editor is a highly organized digital media expert who coordinates the work of our multimedia content teams in the development, production and distribution of local stories for KCTS9 public television and Crosscut. The Editor is responsible for overseeing Photo and Editing staff, along with serving as key influence over Video Producers. The role is aimed at pulling together and harmonizing Cascade Public Media’s innovations and best practices around how we tell stories in video, photos and multimedia for digital uses, while maintaining excellence for our broadcast, digital and emerging audiences.
KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Work to grow and support newsroom behaviors in developing a consistently high-quality stream of multimedia content
Directly oversee the team of video editors and staff photographers
Manage weekly visual production meetings and daily editorial check-ins, manage story budget and enforce deadlines
Manage visual journalism budget. Responsible for production equipment allocation
Liaise with company’s legal department and outside counsel regarding various visual issues
Co-drive an ambitious vision for doing more within the visual storytelling space alongside the Content, Digital and Marketing teams to evolve new digital experiences and special projects
Demonstrate and apply understanding of digital newsgathering, storytelling and audience-engagement innovation
Work with the section editors to champion the use of innovative storytelling techniques and platforms
Work with the Executive Editor to create a culture of mutual respect, support and collaboration in the Cascade Public Media newsroom
Develop an effective and efficient workflow for CPM visual storytelling
Inspire and mentor our visual teams to advance through timely and constructive input, and professional development opportunities
Develop a culture where data is used daily to measure performance of our local content, and to inform story angles, experimentation and future planning
Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in broadcasting, journalism, communications, new media, business or a related field or equivalent experience required; advanced study or a graduate degree preferred
At least eight years of experience producing and directing broadcast and journalistic multimedia content in a deadline-oriented environment
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of content production in a multi-platform environment, including broadcast and digital
Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with peers; significant experience organizing and managing multiple priorities, and in developing and managing projects
Experience with digital media platforms and programming approaches with new models of content creation
Experience negotiating agreements and developing/managing financial resources
Excellent interpersonal skills for building and fostering key internal and external business relationships, as well as the ability to perform effectively in a team-oriented environment
Ability to continuously improve processes and systems
Enthusiasm for the role of public media in a changing journalism environment
Deep understanding of journalism ethics and practices, with nonprofit or public media experience preferred
Experience with AVID, Adobe CC/Premiere Pro, After Effects, Canon C100, C300, Canon 5D dSLR, a plus
Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Washington State driver license
Ability to work a varied schedule, including evening, weekends and some holidays required
Ability to view data on a computer screen for long periods of time
Ability to regularly type on a keyboard
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods
Cascade Public Media is committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background.
About Cascade Public Media
KCTS 9's mission is to inspire a smarter world.
In January 2016, KCTS Television and Crosscut became Cascade Public Media. This nonprofit, community-licensed, publicly supported organization remains committed to supporting social and civic engagement, arts and culture and education and family initiatives.
KCTS 9, which first went on the air in 1954, delivers a wide variety of programs including drama, news, documentaries, science, kids programming and other PBS favorites.
Founded in 2007, Crosscut tells stories and provides context and analysis that helps people understand our fast-changing region and how they can be a part of shaping it for the better.
Together, Crosscut and KCTS 9 support Cascade Public Media’s mission - To Inspire a Smarter World