Atlantic Studios explores multimedia storytelling in the rapidly evolving world of online video. We produce original documentaries, animations, and other nonfiction videos for The Atlantic’s digital properties and beyond.

We seek a video producer to develop, shoot, and edit short documentaries for Atlantic Studios. This person should be able to work independently to carry stories from pitch to publication. This producer has a strong background in journalism and the technical skills to shoot and edit documentaries with high production values. Most of all, this producer understands The Atlantic’s editorial ambitions and what makes for a compelling Atlantic documentary. This producer is passionate about crafting immersive narratives and developing new ways to tell stories visually. This producer thrives in a fast-paced, scrappy work environment and is equally comfortable shooting in the field solo or collaborating with a team. This producer will be based in NY or DC and will report to the Executive Producer of Atlantic Studios.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Researching, pitching, shooting, and editing original documentary videos
  • Balancing multiple projects and deadlines with grace and skill
  • Mentoring and training junior staff
  • Collaborating closely with The Atlantic’s journalists to develop stories and ideas

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

  • At least four years of professional experience in journalism
  • A track record of success creating compelling short documentaries for the web
  • A creative, innovative sensibility and high editorial standards
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • A deep knowledge of industry-standard software (Adobe CC), digital video production (Sony and Canon cameras), and online video platforms
  • Excellent attention to detail, thoroughness, and accuracy
  • A love of collaboration and experimentation


Atlantic Media Values:
Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in you, and everyone else.  In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions –

  • Force of Ideas:  At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing.  We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence.  Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, and giving voice to the latter.
  • Spirit of Generosity:  Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct.  Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth –critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.


Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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