My name is Alexa Juliana Ard, and I am a foreign video editor at The Washington Post. I produce and edit videos covering international news. My responsibilities include writing scripts, aggregating footage, hiring freelancers, directing correspondents and freelancers on how to get the best footage for the story, editing and pitching story ideas.
At The Washington Post, I’ve worked on quick turnaround daily news videos and longer-form storytelling. A couple of my favorite projects to work on were short documentaries, one looking at the pandemic’s impact on tourism and life in Venice and another investigating a mother’s journey to find her missing daughter in Mexico. I’ve also worked on coverage of major events like Brexit, Harry and Meghan’s step away from royal duties, U.S.-Mexico border separations, the coronavirus pandemic, the deadly blast that rocked Beirut, and the world’s reaction to the death of George Floyd and the protests that followed.
Before joining The Post, I worked in McClatchy’s D.C. bureau as a national video producer for the company’s 30 U.S. newsrooms, including The Miami Herald and The Sacramento Bee. I also worked on the McClatchy Studios’ team to produce a 10-episode documentary series called The War Within. The series was recognized by The White House News Photographers Association’s 2019 Eyes of History: Multimedia Contest.
I am also the recipient of a ‘People’s Voice’ Webby – Best Use of Interactive Video for my work on a collaborative McClatchy project called Trump’s Inner Circle: The Ties to Russia.
Prior to McClatchy, I produced short-form documentaries from Trinidad and Tobago, and Belize on crime prevention and the environment.
Through journalism I want to help people feel heard and stay informed.