News Producer

Employer
Prometheus Global Media
Location
90036, Los Angeles
Salary
Commensurate with experience.
Posted
Jun 06, 2018
Function
Production
Metro Area
Los Angeles
Duration
Freelance

The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard are premier media properties focused on covering the entertainment and music industries via leading digital destinations and original video programming. We are looking for an experienced News Producer (temporary role) based in Los Angeles for our daily news programs.  (See samples at YouTube dot com /BillboardNews and /THRNews.)

The ideal candidate is someone enthusiastic about entertainment, music, moving images, popular culture, and has a background in news coverage. He/she will produce and project manage news shows for both brands and is responsible for supervising a team of hosts and editors.  The News Producer will also act as a liaison between internal departments and company creative leads.  

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Work directly with the hosts to write stories based on breaking news articles. 
  • Attend editorial meetings and communicating directly with the news team to ensure we are capitalizing on trending stories.
  • Research and pull the appropriate photo and video assets to use in videos. 
  • Track and maintain a database of stock photos and videos.
  • Update and track budgets.
  • Keep the team on schedule to ensure videos are uploaded quickly, maximizing views. 
  • Manage the schedules of hosts, editors, and shooters, and facilitate bringing in new personnel as needed.
  • Be supremely organized, proactive and positive at every stage of production

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience creating and managing the production of premium digital video
  • Strong writing skills are required
  • Background in video entertainment, news or similarly related digital consumer media is required
  • A desire to work unconventional hours, multi-task and facilitate quick turn-a-rounds for a news-based entertainment organization
  • Ability to think independently, strategically and efficiently across multiple events and platforms
  • Must be available some nights and weekends for events and awards coverage.
  • Ability to closely supervise post-production, maintaining editorial integrity and quality control
  • BA/BS required

The above are minimum requirements. 
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Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. No phone calls, no agencies please.  Prometheus Global Media/The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard is an equal opportunity employer.

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