MTVU College News Associate Producer

New York City, New York (US)
Nov 29, 2017
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York
Contract, Freelance

MTVU, MTV's Emmy Award-winning on-campus college channel, is looking for a motivated, tech-savvy news Associate Producer to join its programming team. The College News AP is responsible for researching and packaging up to 3 college-focused news packages a day.  The AP will research and curate college news stories, and gather all assets and elements to produce the stories for multiple video formats. The AP will work closely with the MTVU programming & digital teams to effectively produce and delivery daily news stories across all MTVU platforms. To apply, please include a cover letter that states why you feel you are the ideal candidate for this role.  Please note: This is a project-based position.

  • Producing up to 3 daily news videos via MTVU’s graphics software systems
  • Research and gather assets and elements to package the stories
  • Create customized assets in Photoshop and Premiere for news packages
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • Brainstorm and develop ideas for MTVU programming team


  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Background in news production
  • Basic knowledge of the college lifestyle, pop-culture, news and social issues relevant to a college audience
  • Adhere to strict programming deadlines
  • Interest in video GFX and skilled in learning digital software
  • Basic skill set in Photoshop and Premiere Pro
  • Work successfully as an individual and within a team setting
  • Strong problem-solving skills and critical thinking regarding solutions
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbally
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, TV or related field.

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