Associate Producer, MSNBC

Posted: 10/17/2018

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


This Associate Producer position is a part of the MSNBC Live Dayside team. The AP will assist producers across multiple show hours with locating, viewing, and editing videotape for broadcast. The AP needs to be up-to-date on show rundowns to ensure that all video footage is accurate, in place, and is current. The AP must also be able to quickly turnaround video while on-air and during breaking news situations.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Straight cut video and work with editors on cutting compelling video
  • Assist producers with desktop editing
  • Explaining edit instructions in detail on script
  • Viewing all video and ensure quality before air
  • Helping to coordinate media coverage during breaking news
  • Notifying control room/line producer of images coming in for breaking news
  • Ensuring video producers are aware of video restrictions and contracted media is purged once it has lapsed
  • Working directly with graphics department to create show graphics, as needed
  • Pitching story ideas (day-of, next day, futures)


  • Basic Qualifications:
    • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • Candidate must have at least 2 years of experience in live television including morning shows, cable shows, and broadcast TV
    • At least 2 years of tape and editing experience required
    • Must be proficient with desktop editing

    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
    • Ability to work flexible hours (including nights and weekends), ability to work under tight deadlines, ability to work under pressure, and during breaking news

    Desired Qualifications:
    • Proficient editing with Avid
    • Ability to enterprise, research, and plan stories
    • Strong writing skills
    • Possess strong editorial skills: Thorough knowledge of c current events, US politics, geopolitics, foreign policy, history
    • Excellent news judgment

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