As an Output Editor I am a multi-skilled professional who combines my technical skills in shooting and editing video with journalistic knowledge and competence alongside having total familiarity with IT and multimedia technology. The purpose of my role is to lead the shift Output team of up to six people, creating content for broadcast tailored for online and TV audience in compliance with corporate standards. As a shift leader I have to be strong, decisive and motivational. I constantly coordinate with other departments namely Intake, Social Media, Live and the Desk News Organisers as well as producers, stringers and the Moscow bureau. I direct workflow, assigning Broadcast Journalists stories to ensure content is published as fast as the breaking news environment dictates, with an aim of beating our equivalent competitors such as Associated Press (AP). I ensure all content produced is of a high standard before publication, reading all copy written on shift and assessing all edited footage before sending to Ruptly's platforms. I am responsible for the work quality of all Output staff during my shift, meaning I make certain all content is thoroughly reported, well written, produced and edited and meets journalistic standards. I train newly hired Broadcast Journalists (BJs) and newly promoted Output Editors alongside continuously mentoring BJs with the goal of improving my team members' performance. I also assist the Executive Producer, Output with job performance evaluations and yearly reviews of colleagues. I visualise, find and assemble production elements - mainly video, sound, graphics and animations - into a ready for broadcast video package. To go with the edited video, I write attention grabbing headlines so as to maximise search engine optimisation as well as gripping copy to complement the footage. I use my keen news sense and ability to dig out and track alternative news sources. I also show tenacity in searching for a story before it is already big and therefore securing images before our major competitors. I source and secure footage from varying outside sources such as stringers, freelancers, Internet posts and more while making sure Ruptly has rights (exclusive or non-exclusive) to all materials before publication. I also oversee the use of third-party video, images and music, making certain that correct releases are submitted by my staff and are correctly filed. I work with Planning to plan, direct and execute coverage including feature stories, shows, reports, interviews, sporting events and more in all formats.
As a Junior Contributor at GiveMeSport, I voluntarily write and submit articles for the sub-editing team to decide whether to upload to the online platform under the name Max Stern. I have had ten pieces published to date and was recently promoted from Academy Member.