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 day
  • Serve as backup senior producer
  • Oversee daily rundown changes
  • Supervise editorial content of newscast
  • Use leadership skills to motivate, mentor and manage employees
  • Write news scripts and teases
  • Work with show director and production crew
  • Oversee all in-show graphics and story titles
  • Work with senior producer to approve (copy edit) all scripts
  • Pitch story ideas (day-of, next day, futures)
  • Initiate planning process

  • In Control Room:
  • Preview accuracy of upcoming video, graphics and chyron
  • Preview upcoming stories and segments
  • Communicate with guests and correspondents-time cues, roll cues, thank-you’s
  • Communicate with control room staff-director, teleprompter operator, chyron operator, and TPM
  • Time newscast
  • Calmly 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 www.nbcunicareers.com 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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