Reuters Television is looking for a dynamic, multi-skilled video journalist to run our video operation in Cuba. The job entails running a small team covering news, sports and feature stories on the island. The candidate must possess superior shooting and editing skills and have a keen grasp on the key stories in Cuba and the region and how to illustrate them for a global audience.
The candidate must have a proven record of working under pressure to tight deadlines and spearheading large scale live coverage. The successful candidate must show an ability to work in a multimedia environment and come armed with ideas across the full range of output - covering breaking news and contributing original story ideas for Showbiz, Life!, Innovations and other niche feeds. The candidate should have a good track record on running a video operation and take an active part in planning key news events.
Proven track record shooting high-quality news video in a range of environments, including hostile ones
Strong news judgment, ability to generate original story ideas
Ability to edit video to key deadlines
Fluency in Spanish and basic English essential
Ability to script and file shotlists
Willingness to work irregular hours including public holidays
Willingness to travel on foreign assignments at short notice, including to hostile environments
The successful candidate must have at least five years experience as a video journalist