FiveThirtyEight Hires Full-Time Temporary Video Producer

FiveThirtyEight is looking for temporary video producer to join our team permanently from mid-July to mid-November. This individual will promote, storyboard, and edit videos about US politics, playing a major role in our coverage of the 2022 midterm elections.

The Video Producer will report to and work with the Senior Video Producer to direct and edit a series of short videos that will give our audience a deeper understanding of US data-driven politics. They will also be responsible for editing the video version FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcastwhich comes out twice a week. During the primaries, the second weekly episode is often filmed on the Tuesday evening after the election results are announced, so the video producer must be prepared to work shifts sometimes, including late into the night.

The video producer will work closely with the rest of the FiveThirtyEight video group; FiveThirtyEight reporters, visual journalists and editors; and the graphics team at ABC News Digital. This is a US position and work can be done remotely or from our New York office. Applicants must be able to work 40 hours a week on an Eastern Time Zone schedule. To apply, please send your CV and two clips by Sunday, June 19 to with the subject line “Temporary Video Producer”.

Main qualifications:

  • Ability to work in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Ability to script and storyboard
  • Experience working in a dynamic environment with tight deadlines
  • Experience in multi-camera editing
  • Ability to discuss visual style and provide thoughtful, constructive feedback to animators and other staff.
  • Solid news judgment
  • General knowledge and interest in US electoral politics
  • Interest in data journalism

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in editorial
  • Ability to work with Adobe After Effects and Illustrator
  • Possibility to light studio shooting
  • Shooting experience with the Canon C300
  • Experience in managing a remote film crew
  • Experience editing a video podcast for multiple guests