Video Producer at USA TODAY

Location: Remote, US
Salary: $25.65 Hourly
Benefits: Career Development
| Entry-level | Full-time

Video Producer

United States

Job Description

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a diversified media company with expansive reach at the national and local level dedicated to empowering and enriching communities. We seek to inspire, inform, and connect audiences as a scalable, growth focused media and digital marketing solutions company. We endeavor to deliver essential content, marketing solutions, and experiences for curated audiences, advertisers, consumers, and stakeholders by leveraging our diverse teams and suite of products to enrich the local communities and businesses we serve. Our current portfolio of trusted media brands includes the USA TODAY NETWORK, comprised of the national publication, USA TODAY, and local media organizations in the United States, and Newsquest, a wholly-owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom. Our digital marketing solutions brand, LocaliQ, uses innovation and software to enable small and medium-sized businesses to grow, and USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures, our events division, creates impactful consumer engagements, promotions, and races.

Associate Video Producer

This position is specifically for video journalists, not those pursuing film careers.If you have the special ability to find and create compelling video content for digital platforms, then this job is for you!

TheUSA TODAYNETWORKis looking for a natural-born-news-junky-associate-video-producer to join USA TODAY NETWORKs Video team.

If youre always in the know about whatsgoing on in the news and can creatively translate that to video form, we need you! Viewers can get their facts from a quick skim of an article, but our way of storytelling is keeping them there to watch video. If you think youve got what it takes to create video content that is transforming the way viewers are consuming their news, we have a space for you at the USA TODAY Network.

The Associate Video Producer willcollaboratewith Senior Producers and Producers at the VideoProduction Center(remote) to create news videos for USA TODAY and the USA TODAY Network local news digital platforms as well as social platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Candidates must have experience working in a newsroom (internships are ok). Candidates should be comfortable multi-tasking and working in a fast-paced environment.

We are looking for someone with the patience anddriveto spend hours tracking down news-adjacent stories, facts, photos, and b-roll to create an amazing multimedia story about the newsiest items of the day.

This position is preferred to be in or near Atlanta or McLean, VA, butremoteworkers in all states except Alaska and Hawaii will be considered.


  • Work alongside production staff to create, write, edit, publish, program, and share news videos across all USA TODAY NETWORKs digital platforms.
  • Collecting and organizing assignments.
  • Maintain communication with the video team leaders, National News Desk, USA TODAY editors, writers and reporters and local USA TODAY NETWORK properties.
  • Edit and produce videos for nationally significant news stories, buzzy/trending stories, special features and social video content.
  • Obtain video and information from USA TODAY NETWORK properties for production.
  • Contribute original story ideas, write, produce, and edit video content to be published across the USA TODAY NETWORK.
  • Monitor social media and third-party content providers to find and produce videos.
  • Write, produce, and edit your own news videos.
  • Handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  • Basic knowledge of video analytics and data-driven journalism.


  • Bachelor’sormastersdegreein communications, journalism or related field or equivalent combination ofeducationand experience.
  • 1 year of newsroom experience is required, preferably in a television or digital newsroom and/or equivalent video news experience.
  • Experience with social media and creating videos for social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram.
  • Detail-oriented, have strong editorial judgment, be able to think like a journalist, have time management skills and be able to work independently with limited supervision as well as within a group.
  • Motivated, self-starter who can multi-task and communicate effectively across multiple groups.
  • Ability to write engaging headlines and other video metadata.
  • Understanding of SEO requirements for video metadata.
  • Some experience with video analytics from a platform such as Adobe or Google analytics.
  • Experience producing video content for digital platforms for a news outlet.
  • Able to work alone or as part of a team to complete assignments under tight deadline pressure.
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere and the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Have a basic technical understanding of video systems and operations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The hourly rate for this role will range between $25.65 and $28.21. Variable compensation is not reflected in these figures and based on the role, may be applicable. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, location, and union representation, if applicable.

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