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Video and Audio Editor, The Prairie News

Job Description
The video and audio editor for The Prairie News, the student digital newspaper at WTAMU, is responsible for leading video and audio news content production. Occasionally, the video and audio editor will be asked to lead a training or workshop for staff or high school students. 

Weekly Commitment
The weekly commitment for the video and audio editor is 8 hours (4 hours in the newsroom, with 4 hours of remote work or fieldwork). The wage for the video and audio editor is $10/hour. 

  • Produce content for the Beyond the 9 to 5 series. 
  • Produce video and audio content as needed for other reports. 
  • Build skills in listening, communication, organization, leadership, and troubleshooting.
  • Attend professional development and training as assigned. 
  • Produce content for a variety of digital platforms. 

Necessary Qualifications  
  • Proficiency in AP style, journalistic convention, and English composition.
  • Proficiency in video and audio editing. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with students, faculty, and administration professionally.
  • Familiarity with the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. 
  • Completed MCOM 1336 (Basic Video Production), MCOM 2311 (Media Writing), and MCOM 2345 (Principles of Journalism) or basic video/audio production knowledge/experience or experience working for a news publication. 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Digital journalism or media-related major. 
  • Familiarity with the NAHJ Cultural Competence Handbook. 

Applicant Instructions
To apply, you will need a 1) resume, 2) a statement describing your interest in journalism/media production, and 3) samples of audio & video content produced by you. Submit the documents to and include contact information for three references who can speak about your work.