News Producer

Jan 24, 2014
Feb 23, 2014
Hiring Manager
Full Time
RT News Channel seeks to hire a motivated television News Producer who will play an integral role in the development and production of news segments. The candidate must have previous television producing experience. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in national and international news. The News Producer is required to track unique and original stories and book guests to appear on the program to discuss those stories. We are seeking an aggressive, self-starter who can interact with high profile talent and guests. This is a full-time position in Washington, DC.

•Responsible for booking dynamic and non-traditional guests for daily shows. This requires looking beyond think-tanks and traditional outlets to find unique guests with different opinions.
•Establish and maintain strong relationships with regular guests, while cultivating new high-profile contacts to serve as future guests.
•Research story topics, generate show ideas and aggressively pursue original stories.
•Work with fellow producers to decide story selection, placement, length, editorial treatment and overall presentation of shows and segments.
•Responsible for assigned editorial content during live and taped show segments.
•Present unique story ideas and angles in daily editorial meeting.
•Look for engaging and provocative video and photo content to be used in show segments.

•Minimum of three years previous experience working in live television news
•Excellent researcher, interviewer and writer
•Established sources, preferably in the Washington DC area
•Ability to pitch original story ideas
•Strong grasp and knowledge of U.S. politics & foreign policy and international news
•Multimedia savvy and rely on a wide assortment of traditional and non-traditional news sources
•Not afraid to interact with high-profile individuals and refuses to back down when pursuing a story or a guest
•Ability to thrive under pressure and in a fast paced environment

Send resume, cover letter explaining why you want to work at RT and three on-air segment pitches with story treatment and suggested guests to:

Our team provides a competitive salary, health insurance and paid time off.

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