Producer

Location
Washington
Posted
Dec 18, 2013
Closes
Jan 17, 2014
Contact
Russ Clarkson
Category
Television
Duration
Full Time
PRODUCER - CAPITOL HILL


The Producer has primary responsibility for covering the work of Congress on a daily basis. In this capacity, s/he will track the progress of legislation and provide information to the news desk and relevant beats. To that end, the Producer is expected to develop working relationships with members of Congress and their staffs, and to assist the beats in the production of live remotes from Capitol Hill. The Producer will be expected to regularly prepare, shoot and write video reports and online coverage dealing with the work of Congress.

For the broadcast, assignments will include:
•Setting up interviews, directing production crews, writing scripts and assisting video editors. Produced material will vary in length, ranging from soundbites and floor debate excerpts to focus segment backgrounders and documentary-style stories.
•Serving as the primary shooter for Capitol Hill stories. Assignments will range from one-camera interviews to standups to b-roll.

For online, assignments will include;
•Assisting in planning and executing coverage of all congressional activities.
•Assisting with the reporting and writing of the NewsHour’s daily political newsletter, “The Morning Line”.

The Producer is based on Capitol Hill and reports to the Senior Producer/Segment Unit. The position is based primarily at the Capitol, but may be required travel from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS: Five years’ experience in broadcast production. Ability to shoot video and edit on Newscutter or Final Cut Pro where needed is required. Excellent writing skills are essential. Ability to plan assignments, work independently and perform well under pressure is also necessary. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.


MINIMUM STARTING SALARY: $53,800


CONTACT: Russ Clarkson, Senior Producer/ Segment Production Unit rclarkson@newshour.org


We are looking to fill the Producer position ASAP. Please send a cover letter and resume to rclarkson@newshour.org.


No phone calls or faxes please. Principals only.

EOE

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