Associate Producer

Job Description

Washington Post is looking for an associate producer to join WP Creative Group, our in-house branded content studio. The associate producer will work across the production process of branded content, assisting senior producers in the execution of branded projects - video, audio, photography and multimedia projects optimized for our site as well as social channels.

The ideal candidate will be curious, ambitious, imaginative and a collaborative team player. When faced with a new challenge, they dig deep and find solutions to assist in the creation of best-in-class and engaging content across all platforms. They'll wear many hats, ranging from research, casting, timeline creation, distribution of cuts, managing reviews and assisting with all aspects of pre-production planning. They will help steward video assets through to post-production and launch.

The Associate Producer will provide comprehensive and effective support for the Production team throughout all stages of the production process while learning from colleagues and over time beginning to take on increased responsibility for projects including videos, photoshoots and audiograms.

What you'll do:
  • Work in collaboration with Production team of the WPCG to execute branded content programs that address our partner's business goals while remaining authentic to the Washington Post brand
  • Assist in onboarding and briefing crews on production objectives, deliverables and story beats
  • Research key background subject matter, conduct casting pre-interviews, and provide talent one-sheets
  • Update schedules and provide expert project-management oversight
  • Keep our toolkit, vendor database and best practices updated with the latest
  • Coordinate travel and/or any production-related logistics, including location booking, call sheets, and talent releases
  • Track and review rough cuts, helping to ensure that final video productions are aligned with brand and WPCG strategy, and best-in-class storytelling
  • Steward all assets through the post-production process, with attention to staying on deadline and within scope, and coordinating delivery
  • Process Invoices, releases and other production documentation
  • Create project folders, take notes during kickoff calls and statuses, draft sample schedules
  • Serve as a traffic cop and funnel cuts, ensuring videos are saved in the correct folders and QC assets upon final delivery
  • Produce photoshoots, audiograms, video projects, sizzles and other multimedia projects

  • 3-5 years of experience working in video production or marketing content development
  • Super organized, self-starter who is detailed-oriented and curious about how to create great content
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills-ability to perform in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment, and think quickly and strategically to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong research and writing background, as well as experience with building narratives through visual storytelling
  • Best-in-class communication skills when developing and producing projects
  • Ability to see multiple projects as a whole and ensure that all parts are moving well
  • Self-motivation and ability to proactively find solutions and/or provide ways to further enhance video productions
  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines
  • Experience in Asana or project management software is a plus
  • Experience in production coordination a plus

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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