Lean Enterprise Institute Multimedia Journalist Job Description :
Lean Enterprise Institute seeks an early to mid-career journalist to join our team. This new team member will conduct research, interview sources, and produce engaging stories—short- and long-form features, podcasts, videos, and animations--to inform, captivate, and help us grow our community. Our ideal candidate is a proactive, self-starter with experience writing and editing, photography, and recording and editing audio and video.
Journalist Duties and Responsibilities · Align with leadership around Editorial and Marketing Strategy and Calendar · Proactively gather resources and insights to help develop the plan supporting the strategic direction. · Discover, pitch and develop stories from thought leaders. · Gather information for stories through observation, interviews, investigation, and research · Build a network of sources for interviews and develop relationships within the community · Take photographs, video, or audio recordings to document events and facts · Analyze facts and information and determine the most effective way to tell the story · Write and report stories and updates for use online with all forms of digital media. · Organize details to create the most impactful stories for the given medium · Able to capture digital content through video and make or recommend needed edits to bring the story to life · Receive drafts from others and provide final edits and format to represent the most powerful content. · Develop a keen understanding of Lean Thinking and Practice application · Develop an understanding of business transformation · Travel to various locations when able, to find current, relevant details about newsworthy events in real-time and after the fact · Maintains effective, collaborative relationships with the entire communication team · Develops and maintains a positive relationship with members of the LEI Community · Work closely with internal clients to understand their goals, provide expert advice and produce effective content in a timely manner. · Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
Journalist Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication, English, or related field·
Skills and experience in writing, editing, photography, audio (podcast) and video production; social media a plus. · Adaptable and able to build rapport with a diverse array of people · Disciplined with strong time management skills; able to work to deadlines · Superb research and writing skills · Creative and inquiring mind · Strong interpersonal communication skills · Knowledge of communications media and telecommunications technology · Understanding of shield laws, local ordinances, and legal precedents regarding journalism and the rights of reporters