As a member of the Visuals team, the Visuals Assistant Producer will be primarily focused on editing and producing content from Ukraine. This producer will primarily work on editing and producing photography. As well as assigning photographers in the field for all NPR platforms.

This producer may also work on short form video content from NPR journalists in Ukraine and around the world. The position will require the ability to think both quickly and expansively about the news. 

This is a grant-funded position and ends Dec. 31, 2024.

NPR Visuals is focused on creating and distributing content that reflects and serves America. We work with teams across NPR, our member stations, and content partners to tell stories and engage audiences on NPR.org, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other visual platforms.

This is a union represented role covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with SAG-AFTRA.


  • Produce, shoot or edit photography and video for visual platforms. 
  • Commission original photography and illustrations for NPR with  photographers and illustrators.
  • Innovate, execute, assess and iterate daily news photo stories and projects for all platforms.
  • Edit, research, license images for all NPR platforms including NPR.org, Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and emerging platforms.
  • Work with photographers, illustrators, agencies and vendors to process contracts and invoices from assignments. 
  • Handle photo imaging, captions and credits for stories you edit.
  • Attend meetings as needed with the Visuals team, desks, podcasts and shows.
  • Coordinate with member station journalists as needed in order to acquire, publish and distribute visual assets for NPR and other public media platforms.
  • Research, pitch, write and produce stories for NPR’s visuals blog, The Picture Show.
  • Uphold the highest standards for NPR’s visual journalism and storytelling.
  • Stay up to date with NPR broadcasts, podcasts, reporters, news wires, competition and internal communications to make sure our visual storytelling is optimized and smart.
  • Additional duties as assigned by your manager.

The above duties and responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of required responsibilities, duties and skills. Other duties may be assigned, and this job description can be modified at any time.


  • Experience working on International content.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with a specialization in film, video, media production, photography or journalism preferred.


  • Remote Permitted: This is a remote permitted role. This role is based out of our Washington, DC office but the employee may choose to work on a remote basis from a location that NPR approves.


  • Photographic storytelling and/or video production experience, preferably with a major network or newsroom, studio or creative agency.
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud programs related to video and photo design. (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere)
  • Ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent time frames and changing priorities/conditions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to increasing audience diversity.
  • Be well versed in copyright and ethical journalism practices
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Have a strong interest in current events
  • Ability to work independently and with members of a cooperative team.


  • This is a temporary (6-month) full time position.


Hourly Rate: The U.S. based anticipated hourly rate for this opportunity is $37.26 per hour. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum hourly rate NPR expects to provide for new hires for the position across all US locations.

Benefits: NPR offers access to comprehensive benefits for employees and dependents. Regular, full-time employees scheduled to work 30 hours or more per week are eligible to enroll in NPR’s benefits options. Benefits include access to health and wellness, paid time off, and financial well-being. Plan options include medical, dental, vision, life/ accidental death and dismemberment, long-term disability, short-term disability, and voluntary retirement savings to all eligible NPR employees. 

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