Digital Producer, Virtual Reality

The USA TODAY NETWORK is seeking an innovative

producer passionate about storytelling for its flagship Virtual Reality news program, VRtually There.

VRtually There is the first of its kind: a weekly virtual

reality experience that not only delivers the news, but transforms it by taking viewers places where traditional storytelling can’t. The program is powered by stories told from across the vast USA TODAY NETWORK.

As an exclusive co-production with YouTube, VRtually There will be featured across the USA TODAY NETWORK and YouTube.

The producer will be responsible for building and

publishing the show each week. Under direction of the Executive Producer and in conjunction with the USA TODAY NETWORK VR production and innovation teams, the producer will draw from content within and beyond the network.

Just as important as daily duties is a spirit of

adventure and excitement about exploring new frontiers in storytelling and news delivery.

Duties will include:

  • Editing and producing each VRtually There

episode using a combination of Premiere, AfterEffects and Skybox

  • Helping manage content organization, planning

and publishing using internal CMS and external platforms

  • In conjunction with USA TODAY NETWORK VR

production and innovation teams, generating and executing segment ideas and leveraging

VR content contributions from the network and beyond

  • Working with YouTube partners at the YouTube

creator space in New York City, utilizing the Google Jump camera system and coordinating YouTube talent for select segments

  • Enforcing standards and maintaining a high

quality bar for the experience

Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience producing news or

entertainment digital content at a large-scale national/international level

  • Demonstrated expertise in the technical aspects

of the VR production process, including but not limited to: 360-degree cameras, stitching, editing, spatial audio, motion graphics, etc.

  • Demonstrated VR storytelling experience and an

intuition for the types of stories that work well in VR

  • An understanding of the quickly evolving VR

landscape, and a passion for discovering and realizing new story possibilities in VR

  • Clear news judgment and strong writing skills

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with interactive storytelling and

understanding of the capabilities of game engines such as Unity and Unreal

  • Confident collaborator
  • Calculated risk-taker

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Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

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