Reuters Video News (RVN) is the leading supplier of raw, live and packaged video to publishers around the world. We are recruiting a Digital Editor to build on our legacy of award-winning journalism and deliver video news essential to today's digital clients.
This is a new, key role on the senior leadership team reporting directly to the Global Head of Visuals. The Digital Editor will ensure Reuters Video News (RVN) video delights digital publishers and will help shape RVN's transition from a successful organisation with roots in the broadcast TV industry to one that is equally successful in the digital video space. The Digital Editor will engage with the RVN regional leadership, as well as peers in Reuters' Pictures and Text operations. The candidate will play a vital role in Reuters global news planning and news editing.
The Digital Editor will be a born storyteller, able to bring a fresh eye to the way Reuters creates video news. She/he will be an ideas machine, inspiring videojournalists and non-specialists alike.
We are looking for an energetic self-starter with the ability to influence others without having direct control. Persuasion and negotiation skills are a must, a deep understanding of traditional and digital video news workflows, and a thoughtful, creative mind who will take RVN to the next level.
Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:
- Ensure published raw video is optimised for today's audiences and performs as well on an iPhone as it does on a TV screen.
- Work with planning teams to identify stories that resonate with digital news consumers and then work with the bureau and editing teams to execute the coverage and production.
- Identify, plan and promote idea-driven stories likely to result in video that captivates digital news audiences.
- Keep track of and measure innovations in RVN's video output and its impact on our digital customer base through data and feedback.
- Motivate coverage and editing teams around the world to embrace new ways of working and innovative storytelling.
- Foster talent with a strong focus on promoting diversity and growing the next generation of visual journalists.
- Embed multimedia thinking in day to day bureau planning, coordination and coverage.
- Respond to customer needs and feedback relevant to a changing media industry.
The Digital Editor will report to the Global Head of Visuals and be a member of the senior leadership team.
Works across regions and departments. Works closely with head of output, global news editor, planning team, regional editors, output and duty editors and all bureaux. They will also be a key person in driving multimedia coverage with the global news editor and staff in text and pictures.
Technical /Professional Skills & Competencies:
Essential Skills & Experience Required:
- An innovator, with hands-on experience telling stories for digital audiences.
- Excellent news judgment and demonstrated ability to create successful news content for digital audiences.
- Track record of editorial leadership positions.
- Familiar with Reuters products, our global news agenda and our range of customers.
- Proven ability to lead and implement change.
- Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas, manage change, to coach, guide and mentor remote teams. Able to build strong relationships within Reuters and with our customers.
- Understands the challenges of introducing multimedia working in a large, complex organisation.
- Likely to have several years' experience working with video
- First-hand experience of the needs of Reuters customers i.e. digital video clients and the challenges of working in a breaking news environment.
- Experience working in a large global news organization.
- Proved track record of influencing large numbers of people across multiple locations.
- Comfortable working through influence rather than direct control.
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