Overview

Sightline Media Group is the leading news organization covering military, defense, public sector, federal technology, C4ISR and cyber defense. Our independent, award-winning journalism offers coverage from around the globe, from Sightline headquarters in the Washington, DC area to bureaus and correspondents in the U.S. and around the world. Sightline Media offers our business clientele a wide range of platforms to reach the market. From digital and mobile solutions to events, thought leadership, publications, video and custom options, Sightline works with clients on opportunities that have credibility, integrity, engagement and impact.

The Multimedia Producer will help lead video and multimedia efforts for Military Times and Defense News, as well as Sightline Media’s other brands. Primary responsibilities center around production of the weekly television show, Defense News Weekly, custom video projects, and day-to-day reporting on the military and defense news beats. The Multimedia Producer will need to be able to produce both spot news stories and longform features, and appear on camera at need. Experience in all areas of the production chain – from finding and pitching stories to putting the final touches on an edit – is required.

The Multimedia Producer should have a functional understanding of the U.S. military and defense spaces, and experience covering either or both is highly preferred. In addition to strong production and editing skills, experience in front of the camera as a field reporter or other talent is essential. The Multimedia Producer should be comfortable shooting video in a fast-moving environment to produce on-site interviews and other stories, and have experience editing their own footage under tight deadlines.

Responsibilities

  • Finding and Sourcing Stories
    The Multimedia producer is required to find and pitch stories, then execute packages on deadline to including finding and booking guests/sources and working with Sightline Media reporters and experts to film and deliver stories.
  • Video Production
    Candidate must have some experience in all elements of production, including shooting video (including multi-cam shoots), collecting clean, professional audio, and proper lighting. Experience with professional video cameras and workflows a must. Candidate must also have proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro, and experience cutting packages and stories.
  • On-air reporting and hosting
    As a producer for our weekly television show, the Multimedia Producer will be expected to appear on camera as necessary as either part of field packages or as partial host of the show. An effective on camera presence is a must, and comfort and experience in front of the camera are important. At need, this may include interviews with senior leaders from military, government and industry, both in-studio and in the field.
  • Distribution
    As a junior Producer, this role will also handle much of the department’s distribution requirements, including uploading videos to various CMS and social media platforms, and generating copy and thumbnails to accompany videos and stories. Comfort with media distribution preferred, as this will be a substantial part played by this role.
  • Live Event Video Switching
    The Multimedia Producer will also be tasked with live-switching interviews and events via Livestream Studio software. This workflow will be taught in-house, and prior experience is not necessary.

This is a highly challenging and fast-paced role that requires a jack-of-all-trades experience set and suite of capability. Candidates from the world of daily broadcast journalism are well suited here, but one-man-band news producers may also have the skillset. A baseline requirement is experience in journalism and news –This is a news producer position with a high bar for entry.

Please apply here OR send resume and a list of relevant clips to stories and on-camera appearances to bmurray@mco.com.

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