We are looking to fill the following positions: SENIOR VIDEO PRODUCER - REPORTER - EDITORIAL FELLOW (JUNE) - FREELANCE CONTRIBUTOR

Senior Video Producer

Job Description

Serve as a member of the site’s senior leadership team, working across various departments to develop a cohesive video strategy that targets our three core audiences (education insiders, editorial partners, and mainstream parents new to the topic).

Responsibilities Include

This will involve:

  • Partnering with the Editorial Director to experiment with new topics, formats and distribution strategies.
  • Partnering with the CEO on special brand projects.
  • Partnering with Executive Editors and Senior Reporters to better identify articles and essays which could be enhanced by video.
  • Partnering with the Engagement Director to analyze traffic patterns, social traction and freelancer costs to develop a long-term strategy around social-first videos that optimizes reach per dollar.
  • Recruit, develop and manage a network of freelance/permalance video journalists, editors and animators that will serve as the 74’s network of video collaborators
  • Oversee and orchestrate an edit/publication calendar that balances long-lead documentaries with socially-optimized news explainers and parent-focused series. (See expected output below)
  • Pitch, develop and commission/edit short-form explainers that use video to enhance/deepen existing coverage.
  • Shoot and top edit documentaries where needed.
  • Organize and edit longform interviews with policymakers where needed.

Expected output (per month)

  • Social explainers (short, on trending news/research): 6-8 (1-2 per week)
  • Animated, in-depth explainers / series: 1-2
  • Special Projects (influential interviews, conference coverage, staff interviews): TBD
  • Longform documentaries: Will vary, but hoping for 1-2 docs per quarter

Position Requirements

  • 5 years of video production experience
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and strategic skills
  • Demonstrated ability in shooting, editing and scripting documentaries, as well as a capability to oversee and orchestrate animations and series
  • Experience recruiting, collaborating with and managing freelance producers and editors
  • Must be able to thrive in an entrepreneurial, startup culture
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Please include reel when applying

To apply, contact editorial director Steven Snyder directly, at steve@the74million.org

Location

New York

Type

Full-time

Compensation

Extremely competitive

Education Reporter

Job Description

We are seeking education reporters to join our NYC newsroom. The ideal candidates will have experience covering schools, education policy, public policy or government; will be comfortable in a high-energy entrepreneurial environment; will be eager to both hone a beat and build a loyal audience through breaking news as well as longform investigations; and will aspire to distinguish their coverage through creative angles and analyses. 

Responsibilities Include

We are looking for reporters who can bring a unique spin to the tick-tock of breaking education headlines, particularly within the context of the 2016 election, while also developing deeper investigative articles that aim to influence and shape the conversation. Our scope is national, so while you may be looking closely at innovation and stagnation across states, cities, and districts our broader goal is to empower you to tell a story that resonates widely. If you’re currently a reporter caught in the exhausting, shallow churn of a daily newsroom, we are looking to empower our passionate team members with the mentorship, resources and time they need to write meaningfully about the nation’s most important issue.

Our reporters:

  • Report and write a mix of investigative features and daily news posts about national, state, and local education matters and politics
  • Brainstorm and pitch monthly enterprise stories designed to cut through the noise and drive the conversation
  • Keep abreast of trends, developments, personalities and challenges in education around the country
  • Serve as an active source of ideas in daily and weekly edit meetings
  • Collaborate with senior editors across the organization in developing articles, graphics, videos and photo essays that shine a light on the problems, solutions and personalities shaping U.S. education.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public policy or other related field.
  • Demonstrated ability in overseeing a beat involving daily angles/pitches and developing relationships with sources.
  • Established presence on social media and comfort in using various social networks to reach both readers and influentials
  • Collegial, collaborative and decisive
  • Comfortable in a dynamic, always-changing digital news environment; able to adapt.
  • Applicants should be prepared to submit clips and references.
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Contact editorial director Steven Snyder directly, at steve@the74million.org

Location

NYC (not negotiable)

Type

Full-time

Compensation

Extremely competitive

Freelance Contributors

Job Description

The 74 is accepting news, analysis and op-ed pitches.

Responsibilities Include

Write high-quality news or opinion content about education in America.

Position Requirements

Submit pitch with clips to info@the74million.org, or reach out to Editorial Director Steve Snyder at steve@the74million.org.

Location

Telecommute

Type

Freelance

Compensation

Extremely competitive (Commensurate with experience)

Editorial Fellow (Starting June 1, Sept. 1, Jan. 1)

Job Description

The 74 is currently accepting applications for our paid summer, fall, and winter (2018) editorial fellowships, beginning roughly June 1, Sept. 1 and Jan. 1. Dates are flexible. (Fellowships can run anywhere from 3-9 months based on current staffing and preference of candidate)

Responsibilities Include

Our fellows contribute research, reporting and writing to our daily newsroom, and are given numerous opportunities to pitch news and enterprise features, which means plenty of bylines and published work for your portfolios.

They also assist with special projects and work with our reader engagement team, optimizing our article layouts for reader retention, our multimedia content for impact and our social media pages for sharing. 

Position Requirements

The ideal candidate:

  • Is studying journalism, public policy or mass communications
  • Has previous internship experience in editorial, government, or web production
  • Is well versed in today's top education stories, issues and flash points
  • Has had writing published in mainstream outlets
  • Has previously reported for a newsroom
  • Can provide references

We are now actively considering candidates for summer, fall and winter (2018) slots. Deadline for summer fellowships is April 15. 

Location

New York City (not negotiable)

Type

Fellowship

Compensation

This is a paid internship with competitive hourly rates.