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TPM is hiring a Video Newswriter to work in our New York City office.
The Video Newswriter is charged with finding and editing high-impact viral videoclips, compiling and editing video mashups, and contributing written posts to the TPMLivewire. This is an entry level, junior editorial position.
The Video Newswriter will be constantly monitoring a wide array of broadcast, cable and internet channels in search of clips that are newsworthy, zany, provocative -- and preferably a combination of all three. Final Cut expertise is required. Familiarity with the SnapStream system is a plus. There is a significant writing component to the position; the Video Editor must also be able to write clean, engaging copy in a fast-paced news environment.
Candidates must be deeply conversant with the news world and be ready to work at the high speed of a digital news organization. Experience in a similar news setting is a plus but not absolutely essential. A solid grasp of contemporary U.S. politics, a real familiarity with TPM, and solid news judgment are each a must.
Competitive salary, health insurance coverage, 401(k), three weeks paid vacation per year. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to our comments email address talk (at) talkingpointsmemo.com. Include the subject line: "Job App: Video Newswriter."