Multimedia Journalist

Location Austin, Texas Job Number 1710418 Brand Cox Texas Newspapers, LP


Job Summary:

We’re looking for confident video storyteller with strong editing and production abilities who has an entrepreneurial spirit. Candidates will need to collaborate with photojournalists, editors and reporters to produce short videos for social media and websites. Candidates will also need to work with veteran photojournalists to transform their photography and video into finished videos. In addition to editing others’ work, candidates must be able to develop their own ideas and shoot/ produce their own videos pertaining to breaking news and current events.  Candidates must be adept in working with social media to maximize visual presentation and audience outreach. Candidates must be able to adapt to an ever-evolving news environment, remain cognizant of trends and identify better ways to reach and cultivate a video audience. Must be able to manage time effectively and produce accurate quality visual content quickly. Collaboration and people skills are a must. Candidates must be self starters, confident and able to manage all aspects of an interview.

Job Duties:

70%  Create quality videos using photography, videography and text that accompany our top trending stories on a deadline basis.  Use audience metrics to assist in making production decisions around top performing stories. Demonstrate high command of techniques and sophisticated craftsmanship in photo/video storytelling and community engagement. This is mostly in-house, deadline work.
30%   Act on news, trends and community topics to shoot and edit deadline driven video to take advantage of the reader interest. This can include being in the field and covering daily assignments. 

Additional Duties: 

•Edit video (raw from photojournalists or own video shot in studio)
•Conceptualize and storyboard video shoots with photojournalists and reporters
•Post visual (photo and video) content on social media
•Monitor social media for video trends
•Track video performance to maximize traffic potential.
•Monitor video placement on websites.
•Place videos. Help maintain visuals web page
•Use time effectively and efficiently.
•Handle assigned tasks with minimal supervision
•Stay up-to-date on news and emerging trends.
•Keep up with technology trends in producing and gathering visuals.
•Collaborate effectively with others.
•Handle other assignments as needed, showing flexibility and adaptability.
•Shoot stills or video for breaking news if needed
•Must have reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license to get to and from work and assignments
•Displays solid news judgment and the photographic/multimedia skills to get the fastest and most compelling visuals for digital audience.
•Monitor digital metrics to keep abreast of audience interests and drive traffic.
•Able to work independently without significant direction or editing; generates quality photos for print and free and paid digital products.
•Able to quickly learn new digital technology to create and publish content. 
•Uses time effectively and efficiently, producing an acceptable volume of work.
•Develops and provides web-based multimedia content
•Consistently initiates and executes new ideas to drive traffic and engagement.
•Seeks out appropriate photographic subjects and opportunities.
•Displays solid news judgment and the photographic/multimedia skills to get the fastest and most compelling visuals for digital audience.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 2 years video production experience, or Bachelor’s degree with 2 years media internships specializing in video/multimedia production.
  • Proficient in Premier Pro, Adobe Photoshop, social media sites ie: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc., DSLR and video cameras, smartphone photography, video and video apps.

The Austin-American Statesman has served central Texas for more than 140 years.  Our visuals department has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, and the Emmy Awards. If you are an energetic, creative person who is a news and pop culture trend junkie, join award winning news organization. We are dedicated to getting the news out quickly to our audience, via our website, social media and print. You have ideas to make news into trending topics in the capitol of Texas, and the music capitol of the United States. 

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-TX-Austin-305 S Congress Ave

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing