Senior Booking Producer, Morning Joe

Posted: 12/23/2017

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

The Senior Booking Producer for Morning Joe is responsible to help drive the editorial planning and shaping of the show by securing strong, newsmaker guests, and providing creative ideas in partnership with the Executive Producer.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Book wide variety of national and international newsmakers, experts, panelists, and guests from various fields including politics, foreign relations, business/economy
• Conduct pre-interviews, secure facilities for remote interviews and arrange transportation for guests
• Arrange interviews for broadcasts during live, breaking news coverage
• Enterprise, conceptualize and pitch story ideas
• Works with technical managers in arranging studio logistics for live and taped interviews

Basic Qualifications:
• Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
• Must have at least 8 years of experience in live television, preferably cable news, including researching information and tracking down guests
• Must have strong political knowledge

Additional Job Requirements:
• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
• Must be willing to work in New York, NY
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Willingness to work overtime, early mornings and on weekends with short notice
• Some travel may be required for field booking/producing assignments

Desired Qualifications:
• Sound journalistic and news judgment, political experience, and strong writing skills
• Strong Rolodex
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required
• Must be detail oriented and exhibits grace under pressure in the breaking news environment and meets multiple daily deadlines
• Looking for team players who are self-starters and can trouble shoot logistical issues
• Creative thinkers who bring new ideas to news stories

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