Researcher, The Steve Wilkos Show

Posted: 6/13/2018

Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Stamford Media Center and Productions is seeking a researcher for The Steve Wilkos Show as described below. This is a Run of Show position

· Perform web research to gather background information for program segments
· Use Lexis Nexis and other resources to find Criminal reports, news articles, contact information for potential guests
· Vet prospective show guests by calling and web searching parole offices, courts, etc
· Assist production teams with phone inquiries and other requests
· Pitch original story ideas & generate leads for producers in evaluating potential stories
· Obtain news footage and articles when necessary – obtain hard copies for b-roll if needed
· Work with legal team when vetting potential shoot locations

Basic Qualifications:
• At least 1 year experience in TV production
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the internet
• Bachelor’s degree

Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.
• Must be willing to work in Stamford, Connecticut.
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
• Must be 18 years or older.
• Must be willing to work overtime and weekends.

• Demonstrated research fluency through the Internet, Lexis Nexis and Factiva.
• Excellent communication and people skills
• Experience with daytime talk shows a plus
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Detail oriented
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments under high pressure in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to follow direction and work independently when necessary
• Superior organizational skills

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