SoMedia Networks BBN3 News is the world's first cloud based news production platform and process management backbone designed to manage a distributed network of assignment editors, news producers, video journalists and editors. We have built production hubs in major cities across North America and we are currently ramping up news production operations for news broadcast partners, media agencies and business clients.
The News Producer will have an integral role in the production of news stories across Canada and the United States. Duties will include managing assignment development, creating news stories, and collaborating with video journalists and video editors. The successful candidate is an assertive innovative journalist who is on top of industry trends, and who looks for new ways to improve newsroom processes to deliver high quality content.
- At least three years experience in a broadcast news reporting position
- Journalism graduate with a minimum two year college diploma (Degree preferred)
- Familiarity in MS Word, Outlook and online platforms
- Problem solver with excellent time management skills
- Reliable, autonomous self-starter
- Establish clear journalistic principles and high standards of visual story-telling
- Excellent communication skills to create productive relationships with clients including broadcast newsrooms, media agencies and business clients
- Proven ability to generate large numbers of original story ideas, which are relevant to a variety of broadcasters and clients
- A keen understanding of newsgathering requirements with particular emphasis on research, videography, writing and video editing
- Provide direction and feedback to video journalists to ensure quality control, and assist in the ongoing development of a global VJ community and skills training programs
- Ability to work creatively with editorial team to ensure content is delivered in a timely manner
- A solid understanding of law related to media, libel, young offenders and privacy
- Capable of identifying problems and developing solutions
- Strong understanding of and experience with social media
We offer a competitive salary, bonuses, stock options, a great health and dental benefits package, flexible work scheduling and modern headquarters located close to numerous amenities in the up-and-coming Olympic Village area of beautiful Vancouver, BC.
About SoMedia Networks
SoMedia Networks provides on-demand scalable video production services and solutions to digital agencies, corporations, online media and broadcasters anywhere in North America. By leveraging Cloud based technologies, process engineering and a managed crowdsource workforce, SoMedia has successfully transformed video production into a low cost service available anywhere, anytime at unlimited volume.
Please send resume and cover letter, with links to video examples of your news work. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.