Video Journalist

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a highly skilled video journalist to join a team at WSJ tasked with developing short documentary-style video stories tailored for mobile, social and digital audiences. Strong editorial judgment, writing, editing and reporting experience is required. Deadline pressure is a constant so an ability to quickly react to and smartly frame daily breaking news is essential, as is the ability to thrive in a high-stakes, highly competitive newsroom.

The ideal candidate is a self-starting idea-generator who can capture exceptional footage and interviews from the field—and produce strong journalism from his/her desk, using text, graphics, and third-party footage to build engaging segments.

Your reel should demonstrate vision and versatility: we’re looking for someone with a real knack for finding the heart of a story, whether its comedic, serious or somewhere in between. Strong preference will be given to those who can create motion graphics and use After Effects to help tell video stories. Candidates should also have experience with lighting set-ups and shooting formal interviews. Experience at a top-tier news organization is preferred. We will give significant consideration to candidates who show a strong innovation streak and can navigate effectively in a high-stakes, top-tier newsroom.

Minimum of three examples of video work that you have shot and edited yourself are mandatory for consideration. This position is based in San Francisco.


  • Demonstrated ability to generate quick-hit content tailored for mobile and social audiences
  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere and/or Final Cut Pro
  • Skills in After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experience shooting with video and DSLR cameras
  • Strong interest in innovative video storytelling and strategic thinking around social media

Applications should include a resume and cover letter.

  • LI-JA1-WSJ

Company Overview:

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets

Requisition ID 2016-28719


Job Function News/Editorial

Business Area NEWS/WSJ

Job Area1 News

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