Multimedia Correspondent – Lookout Group Santa Cruz

Multimedia Correspondent – Lookout Group Santa Cruz

Multimedia Correspondent
Locale: Santa Cruz, California

Lookout is in search of a Multimedia Correspondent who’s obsessed with digital journalism, using their abilities and information to allow take Lookout’s presentation additional than simply phrases and static visuals.

We search journalists who’re enthused about remaining facet of a brand new design of native community-centric, mobile-initial, topically proficient, intensely space journalism in Santa Cruz County. Lookout’s journalists are the notable public take care of of Lookout in all the various communities we serve.

The multimedia correspondent will help illustrate, design and elegance and describe tales each straightforward and complex, using the entire capability of the digital medium. We contain a strong and practical photographic potential. As Lookout methods our subsequent 12 months, we now go to combine all story varieties – using audio, video, maps, particulars, animations and interactives to convey our function totally to way of life.

Lookout firmly thinks that solely chosen tales want the traditional narrative “story” remedy, primarily within the digital period. The huge overwhelming majority of tales are much more consumable — particularly on cellular, wherever Lookout derives 70{0741ef6f90bb47a750648aaedb39299e5c0344912de6ad344111c59f16f85724} of its site visitors — in different kinds this sort of as:

  • Explainers: Right here’s what it’s good to learn about X and why.
  • Q&As: This individual’s voice is essential ample that it stands on its possess.
  • Lookout Replace: Briefs that help ship the general public into essentially the most vital and appropriate takeaways from producing information
  • Infographic-pushed tales: Establishing a story bordering the primary information particulars that stand out.
  • Inquire Lookout: People are buzzing about one factor we ferret out some fact of the matter for them.

We request a multimedia correspondent who delivers a resourceful technique to packaging tales. That suggests pulling alongside each other the suitable pics, any possible datasets through the use of Infogram and different visualization functions, and – when acceptable – film, audio and graphics that make all these story packages distinctive and impactful.

When it is a visuals-centered posture on the newsroom workers, the wonderful candidate may have strong info creating strategies just like – or exceeding – these of affluent multimedia journalists in tv newsrooms.

The worthwhile applicant might be each equally structured and adaptable, doing the job with different correspondents and editors to provide visuals that make our website online, newsletters and social channels shine. We’re additionally looking out for someone who doesn’t wait round for assignments, however makes do the job and comes up with methods — from particulars visualizations to picture essay rules to potential animations — on their have initiative.

If this sounds such as you, ship a resume and tackle letter to [email protected] that addresses the adhering to:

  • Your information visuals philosophy.
  • Your experience in pictures, {photograph} enhancing, digital construction and output of multimedia journalism.
  • Your info of the Santa Cruz area or, when you’re not regional, how you’ll educate by your self.

Information & experience:

  • Rock-reliable journalism judgment, instinct and style.
  • A naked minimal of two a very long time of expert (submit-collegiate) information.
  • Expertise and luxury and ease with the tempo of electronic-1st journalism, and the digital applied sciences {that electrical} energy it.
  • Functionality to engage quite a few native communities in Lookout’s carry out.
  • Demonstrated adaptability, specifically with new topical safety areas and communities.
  • Comfort learning new technological know-how and expertise creating and modifying multimedia tales in content material materials administration units.
  • Ease and luxury with the construction of Lookout’s correspondent-targeted mannequin, and the character it brings to the do the job.
  • Wish to carry out in an entrepreneurial, quick-advancement startup pure surroundings, embracing the agility and flexibility anticipated to thrive inside a brand new firm.
  • Bilingual abilities are a in addition to.
  • Information reporting talents are a as well as.
  • Audio/on-line video experience within the business is a plus.
  • Graphic design/animation expertise is a in addition to.
  • Data of Adobe Creative Cloud, Infogram, Canva, Datawrapper and equal software program program is a furthermore.

Benefits and Software program

The Multimedia Correspondent is a full-time Lookout Regional personnel, and the place is situated in downtown Santa Cruz. We provide aggressive worker rewards. Lookout Native is an equal prospect employer. All skilled candidates will get thought for employment with out having regard to race, color, religion, sexual activity, sexual orientation, gender identification, nationwide origin, incapacity or veteran standing.

As we work together with the group on a standard foundation, a vaccination versus COVID-19 is required for employment absent documented incapacity or religious explanations.