Line Producer

Posted: 8/10/2018

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

Job Purpose: This position is for a Line Producer within the MSNBC Weekend AM Joy team.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Assist senior producers in creating daily broadcast by executing editorial vision of dayServe as backup senior producerOversee daily rundown changesSupervise editorial content of newscastUse leadership skills to motivate, mentor and manage employeesWrite news scripts and teasesWork with show director and production crewOversee all in-show graphics and story titlesWork with senior producer to approve (copy edit) all scriptsPitch story ideas (day-of, next day, futures)Initiate planning process
In Control Room:Preview accuracy of upcoming video, graphics and chyronPreview upcoming stories and segmentsCommunicate with guests and correspondents-time cues, roll cues, thank-you’sCommunicate with control room staff-director, teleprompter operator, chyron operator, and TPMTime newscastCalmly deal with changes and breaking news during show

Basic Qualifications:
• Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
• Must have at least 5 years of experience in live television, preferably cable news
• Must have at least 1 years of line producing experience
• Must have at least 3 years of experience writing for live television (mid/large market, cable, or Network)

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
• Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news
• Must be “on call” 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

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
• Knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture
• Up to date on periodicals, including Op-Eds
• Strong writing skills
• Expert tease writer

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