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Special Content Producer

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Arlington, VA 06-19-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Special Content Producer (Data Visualization Specialist)

WJLA-TV, in Washington, DC, seeks an enterprising and aggressive Special Content Producer. This is an opportunity to join the award winning WJLA ABC 7 & 24/7 Team producing 'data-driven journalism' for all of our platforms with an eye on digital storytelling. This position will work closely with our 7 On Your Side consumer/investigative unit. We are looking for someone with a clear understanding of how to visualize stories. Dynamic storytelling skills are a must.

Responsibilities:
• Create and develop graphics and visual effects to illustrate news stories
• Participate in our daily editorial conversations to pitch ideas of how to build break-out segments using graphics and animations
• Help conceptualize, plan and execute ''7 On Your Side'' and major coverage content elements
• Work closely with reporters and producers on creating visual ''extras'' for all of our platforms
• Work alongside photojournalists to blend, video/photos and graphic elements to tell stories
• Must be able to edit visual elements and incorporate sound
• Ability to work under deadline pressure and have a eye for details

Requirements:
• 3 years experience working with Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis on After Effects
• Illustration or animation skills required, a willingness to learn new programs including Kinetic Typography and mapping software like Google Earth Studio
• A journalism degree is preferred – it is critical to have solid news judgement and an understanding of journalism ethics
• Must be a strong storyteller with the ability to make the complicated understandable
• Must be able to use all available tools to enhance visual storytelling
• Must have a keen eye for color schemes, font choices and layout to maximize opportunities to showcase content

While applying online, please include a recent web link of your work.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1mzxv-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.