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Do you want to join the ThinkProgress team? Get in touch! We’re currently hiring for the following positions:

Associate Editor, Investigative Team
Producer/Editor, Video

 

Associate Editor, Investigative Team

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an Associate Editor to help guide our growing team of investigative reporters. This position will work directly with the team’s Senior Editor and reporters assigning stories, working on pitches, writing stories, setting deadlines, copy editing, and crafting headlines. The ideal candidate will have a strong news sensibility.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by WGA East. It is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Pitch, report, write, and/or edit news stories for ThinkProgress
  • Assist the Senior Editor in fielding pitches and making edits to investigative and enterprise reporting.
  • Help monitor news and assign stories to reporters.
  • Help the Senior Editor and the Editor in Chief develop newsroom policies and plans for more ambitious coverage.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • At least two years of professional experience working in news writing.
  • Strong writing, editing, and fact-checking skills; journalistic and ethical judgement; attention to detail and care for factual accuracy.
  • An understanding of and passion for progressive policy and politics and how they intersect with the news.

Candidates who would excel in this position:

  • Eagerly read good investigative and enterprise reporting.
  • Feel a sense of satisfaction in helping another writer get their story published.
  • Follow the news closely.
  • Pitch great stories and know how to take a story idea from good to great.
  • Excel when working with a team.

This position is not for candidates who:

  • Struggle to manage their own time, stay organized, or remain focused on one thing at a time.
  • Need an editor to feed them ideas.
  • Are unsure if journalism is the right career.
  • Gloss over details or glaze over when processing a litany of facts.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Emily Hazzard at careers@thinkprogress.org. Please reference the exact title of the job in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


Producer/Editor, Video

Are you a fast editor and a news junkie with a desire to advance progressive values through fact-based reporting? ThinkProgress is seeking a talented Producer/Editor to join its video team and produce short-form news content. This position will be required to consistently generate story ideas and work creatively and efficiently to turn around exciting new videos daily.

Excellent editing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently are a must. Ideal candidates will also think creatively about video editing, have strong news sensibilities, and be familiar with video content for the internet. Motion graphics and/or camera skills are a plus.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by WGA East. It is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with ThinkProgress’ editorial staff to produce short-form video content.
  • Closely monitor the news and generate original ideas for videos.
  • Efficiently produce and edit one to two short-form videos daily.
  • Locate legal footage in compliance with U.S. copyright law.
  • Brainstorm creative ideas for new formats for quick-turnaround video.
  • Facebook Live, when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • At least one year of professional experience video editing; internships and personal projects are included.
  • A solid understanding of progressive values and politics and how they intersect with the news.
  • High proficiency with Adobe Premiere Pro or other nonlinear editing software.
  • Sound editorial and ethical judgment.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience with motion graphics, shooting video, and YouTube is preferred but not required.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to vfleischer@thinkprogress.org with the subject line VIDEO EDITOR. No phone calls, please.

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