The Hartford Courant is seeking a talented and energetic videographer. This person will contribute to the development of concepts/storyboarding and shoot/edit all video projects, carrying them from start to finish. This person is a self-starter who also works best collaborating with a small team.
To shoot, edit and transmit multiple videos each day from the field.
To shoot and transmit still photographs suitable for use on our websites or print when asked and/or when appropriate.
To give the Hartford Courant a competitive advantage by transmitting videos from the field more quickly than our competitors.
To contribute to the newsgathering operation by developing sources, gathering information, conducting interviews and writing short stories, when needed.
To demonstrate a strong proficiency with mobile tools for video storytelling and explore innovative approaches for multimedia.
To be proactive in seeking guidance and visual direction throughout the day. To bring problems that arise on assignment or in the daily workflow to the attention of managers.
To foster a healthy group dynamic and participate in group critiques and training sessions.
To assure the community’s diverse demographic is reflected in the pages of the Hartford Courant and courant.com.
To promote Hartford Courant content through the use of social media when and how appropriate.
A bachelor’s degree, preferably a communications field, or equivalent related experience.
At least 2 years experience in video journalism for a medium- or large- circulation daily newspaper, TV station or website.
The ability to interpret and accurately communicate news, feature and sports situations through video under tight deadlines.
Ability to contribute to the news report from a news scene by providing detailed information to editors, reporters and readers.
Demonstrated expertise in mobile phone and tablet technologies and a working knowledge of mobile applications for video editing and remote transmitting such as iMovie.
Expertise in video editing software, including Final Cut Pro and/or Final Cut Pro X, Photoshop, PhotoMechanic. A knowledge of the use of motion graphics software such as Adobe After Effects or Apple Motion is desirable.
The ability to move about without restriction at a newsgathering site. The ability to observe situations or persons without restriction, up close and far away.
An understanding of libel, access, privacy and copyright laws affecting photojournalism.
The flexibility to be available to work mornings, days, nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.
A valid driver’s license and the ability to drive to newsgathering sites and to travel by airplane to out-of-town assignments, often on a moment’s notice.