AFPTV, Video Journalist (Moscow)

20 Nov 2020
20 Dec 2020
Job Type
Full Time

AFP TV is seeking a motivated, dedicated full-time Video Journalist in Moscow starting in January 2021.

Working in a team of video journalists in the AFP's Moscow bureau and under the editorial responsibility of the regional video editors-in-chief, as well as the video coordinator and the Moscow bureau, you will cover news, feature stories and sports across Russia and 11 other countries including Ukraine and Belarus, working closely with colleagues gathering news in text and photo and occasionally be required to undertake reporting missions elsewhere in the Europe region and in the rest of the world.

You will assist the video coordinator in organising video coverage in the region.

This will involve helping him and the London video desk in handling the video production from Russia and other countries managed by the Moscow bureau: subbing and translating dopesheets from stringers and other VJs, adapting features in your working language, editing videos, recording and editing live feeds, sourcing UGC and providing training and feedback when necessary to video contributors. You will work closely in a team alongside the video coordinator and two other video journalists.

You will have a good understanding of the needs of our clients in the broadcast sector, as well as in the growing digital market.

The role may require long working days and unsociable hours, dictated by the news agenda, and will include working some weekends and public holidays.

In an ever-changing media environment, the nature of the job could evolve in line with coverage demands and the requirements of an increasingly diverse client base.

Skills required

We are looking for someone with:

  • Previous experience as a video journalist
  • Excellent shooting/editing skills, including live video
  • Excellent knowledge of AFP TV tools
  • Good knowledge of live video transmission
  • Excellent news judgment and knowledge of current events
  • Excellent level of Russian, English and/or French.
  • Management skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Good knowledge of social media and the AFP TV authenticating process
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and availability to work evenings and weekends


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