DNP - Deseret News
  • 04-Jan-2018 to 01-Sep-2018 (MST)
  • Online Products
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Accounts, Vacation and Sick Leave, 11 Holidays, free parking or UTA pass, free soda!


As the Video Products Director for the Deseret News, you'll lead a small, scrappy team of devoted journalists to find and tell visual stories of various lengths for our online and social media audiences.

This position will challenge you to bring your best video production, organization and leadership skills to bear. To be successful, you'll need to find the proper balance between artistic storytelling and appealing to a broad audience. Success is measured by a combination of output, quality, reach and engagement. But the most important measurement will be delivering informative videos to an audience that consumes, likes and shares them.

You'll report to the head digital officer and work closely with various Deseret News teams, including editorial, product, marketing and sales.

Responsibilities:

  • Help develop and execute Deseret News video strategy
  • Plan and produce video products both independent of and related to news reporting
  • Drive consumption of videos across various distribution channels
  • Coordinate with the sales department on monetization opportunities and packages
  • Ensure that Deseret News video products meet legal and licensing requirements
  • Instill a culture of creativity and innovation, trying new ideas that align with our mission and brand 

You're a good fit if you:

  • Have a bachelor's degree in journalism, film, or a related field of study, and/or relevant experience
  • Have at least 5 years of strong video production experience
  • Thrive working closely with a team to deliver a project on time and under budget
  • Spend 3-5 hours a week watching videos on YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram and Facebook
  • Find yourself analyzing camera tech, shot composition, sound and lighting techniques, and storytelling devices and the filing ideas away in your mind for future reference/replication

You're an even better fit if you:

  • Know why Werner Herzog once boiled and ate a piece of his shoe
  • Grew up reading newspapers and news weeklies and now pay out-of-pocket for one or more print or digital news subscriptions
  • Can demonstrate that videos you've produced have amassed millions of views online 

Our Mission

The best part of working at the Deseret News ' aside from having great colleagues ' is working alongside talented colleagues to fulfill an inspiring mission: To be trusted voices of light and truth reaching hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Our Team

You will join an energetic group of digital innovators who care deeply about Utah, journalism and the 168-year legacy of the Deseret News. We don't take ourselves too seriously, but we are serious about working together to fulfill our mission and grow our business.

Our Company

The Deseret News is Utah's oldest newspaper and the longest-running business in the Beehive state. It is a subsidiary of the Deseret Management Corporation, whose other companies include Bonneville International, Boncom, Deseret Digital Media, Deseret Book, Beneficial Life Insurance Company and Temple Square Hospitality.

Hours & Pay

This is a full-time, on-site position. Benefits are generous, and pay is commensurate with experience.

This sounds perfect for me! Now what?

Apply by uploading your resume, a cover letter, and a link to your demo reel.

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