Segment Producer

Posted: 2/14/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


We are all about making stuff. New stuff. Mold-breaking stuff. And we are setting out to invent a new kind of news channel for a rising generation of news junkies. OTT. On all the time. Live news of the highest quality. Authentic. Voicy. Not extreme. No shouting allowed. Unexpected. Maybe even funny sometimes. But always informative and always stories well-told.

There are tens of millions of people who need the news but who don’t have cable. Inventing a new channel requires a new kind of voice. Creative, untethered to the tried and true but knows a best practice or two that’s worth following. Fearless, deeply journalistic, and a thoughtful story-teller.

If inventing the future of news sounds like a good reason to get out of bed and go to work in the morning, then take a look at the nitty gritty below and get in touch. Resumes are helpful, sure, but seeing your work is what it’s all about. And if your current body of work so far doesn’t paint the right picture of you, then make us something else. But hurry. We’ve got a lot to do.

The bulk of the job:
Pitch the most relevant, timely and compelling ideas for day-of and future segmentsFind and book new and engaging guests for live and taped segments; conduct pre-interviews with show guestsMulti-task and juggle producing multiple stories for regular and breaking-news programmingResearch and write strong editorial copy with speed and accuracy in a fast-paced environmentMine and edit the best video and sound for assigned storiesQuality check all video content Keep senior producers and the EP up to date with daily news development of assigned storiesServe as back-up line producer when needed

• You’ve been working in broadcast, digital or cable for 2+ years – preferably working on live daily shows or in and around a control room
• You’ve got thorough knowledge of current events, U.S. politics, and pop culture
• You’re familiar with inews, can search and edit footage and cut your own VOs and SOTs
• Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
• You have a Bachelor’s degree
• You are willing to work in New York, New York

You are strong in all the following ways:
• You’re a journalist who is not afraid to pick up the phone and conduct original reporting
• You’ve got big ideas and the journalistic writing and research skills to bring them to life
• You live for the moments when news is breaking and time to air is short

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

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