Senior Producer, MSNBC Weekends

Posted: 12/6/2017

Location: New York, New York
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Job Purpose: The Senior Producer is one of the driving editorial and production forces on the MSNBC Weekend Team.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Assist in the supervision of the editorial vision of each day, including suggesting stories and guests for the show
• Supervise and copy edit segment producers’ scripts
• Coach and mentor show staff
• Write and produce segments on occasion
• Contribute ideas for planning process
• Control room supervisor
• Discuss day-of correspondent requests with desk
• Work closely with producers on material for digital
• Fill in for the Executive Producer when he/she is off

Basic Qualifications:
• Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
• Must have at least 7 years of experience in live television (i.e. morning shows, cable shows, broadcast TV, etc).
• Must have at least 3 years of control room experience preferred but not required

Additional Job Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
• Must be willing to work in New York, NY
• Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news. Schedules can rotate, but must be able to work all shifts, including weekends and overnights. Must be able to work additional hours beyond scheduled shift with little or no notice, if needed

Desired Qualifications:
• Possess ability to develop story ideas, research, and plan segments
• Exceptional editorial skills: Ability to recognize stories with high potential for provocative, compelling television
• Strong writing and teasing skills
• Knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture
• Strong time management skills

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