Producer/Booker

Employer
Location
Los Angeles
Posted
Oct 25, 2013
Closes
Nov 24, 2013
Contact
Ms. Charla Baker-Jackson
Duration
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced Producer/Booker for our television/web show. The ideal Producer will be a hands-on, self-starter with news, sports, and/or talk show experience who can effectively manage/balance multiple daily deadlines in a busy, newsroom environment. Responsibilities include developing and pitching stories on a daily basis, booking celebrity guests, and handling pre – post production for a live, entertainment news program. This position reports to the Supervising Producer and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Responsibilities:

•Research, pitch, and develop daily “out of the box” show concepts and stories
•Daily collaboration with Producers, the editorial team, designers, editors, and other team members to develop creative news stories
•Research and book celebrities and general guests for daily show segments
•Contribute and assist other team members with the preparation of detailed scripts/notes for on-air talent

Requirements:

•3+ years of experience booking and producing in a news (preferred), sports, and/or talk environment
•Must have strong phone and interpersonal skills with the ability to connect with celebrities and their representatives (publicists, agents, etc.)
•Solid knowledge of pop culture, social media, and current entertainment industry trends
•Existing industry relationships is essential to success in this position
•Sports knowledge is a plus
•Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills required (Word, Excel)
•Final Cut Pro 7, Premiere, Photoshop skills are a plus
•Must be available to work long hours and have a flexible schedule – occasional weekend work required

EOE.

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