Digital Content Producer I, BenarNews

BenarNews is an online news service affiliated with Radio Free Asia (RFA) that reports in Bengali, Thai, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and English, on pressing topics such as human rights, freedom of expression, conflict, climate change, politics and geopolitics. We are currently looking for a digital content producer to produce compelling factual video content for our website and social media platforms. This is a Washington D.C.-based position. 

Responsibilities:

  • Produce videos based on footage submitted by overseas contributors, in style and format that will be appropriate for different online channels. 
  • Script, edit, and package video content according to the BenarNews house style.
  • Collaborate with overseas contributors to ensure video content is aligned with our editorial vision and standards.
  • Ensure content is accurate and error-free.
  • Drive audience engagement on social media platforms.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, film, or a related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a newsroom
  • Effective copywriting skills, experience with visual storytelling, and able to select visuals that most effectively tells news stories
  • Proficiency with Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop   
  • Production knowledge – filming with DSLRs, setting up audio and lighting
  • Familiar with social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and using social media analytics to drive content creation 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Fluent in English
  • Good to have: fluent in Bengali, Thai, Bahasa Malaysia or Bahasa Indonesia
  • Good to have: Proficiency in other Adobe tools like Illustrator or After Effect

RFA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. RFA encourages all qualified individuals to apply. If hired for an U.S-based position, the candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US as an employee of RFA. RFA reserves the right to reconsider or withdraw any offer of employment to any candidate whose authorization to work in the US as an employee of RFA, or extension of such authorization, would require RFA to file or support a petition or related documentation.

How to Apply: Send résumé, work portfolio with cover letter titled “Digital Content Producer I, BenarNews” via email to jobs@benarnews.org