Field Producer

Posted: 3/22/2019

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

Role Summary/Purpose:
This position is responsible for producing original news content, primarily for broadcast, including research, conducting interviews, writing and editing scripts, field producing, shooting, and editing. Producer is expected to both pitch story ideas and work on assigned stories developed by the news and planning team.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Generate and oversee the production of breaking news hits, hard news and news feature stories for MSNBC
  • Develop story leads in and out of Miami from personal contacts, social media, newswires, affiliated and independent news services, newspapers and magazines, and other news sources
  • Conduct in-depth research for breaking news, political and investigative stories
  • Field produce for MSNBC correspondents and anchors in breaking news
  • Work with craft editor to produce content on a daily and weekly basis
  • Work closely with MSNBC news and planning team to develop and execute editorial and logistics live shot plan for the day
  • Communicate clearly and succinctly in fast-moving, high-pressure situations with field team and correspondents as well as individual show teams in NYC to produce smart, visual coverage
  • Ensure accuracy and compliance with editorial standards, implement security and safety

  • • Must have a Bachelor’s degree
    • Must have at least five years’ experience producing live cable, package or long-form programming
    • Must have at least three years of field producing experience
    • Must have deep knowledge of U.S. politics, policy and current events
    • Must have at least three years’ experience with Avid Newscutter or similar editing system

    Additional Job Requirements:
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
    • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news. Schedules will rotate, but must be able to work all shifts, including weekends and overnights. Must be able to work additional hours beyond scheduled shift with little or no notice if needed.
    • Must be willing to work in NYC and Miami, and must be willing to travel

    DV shooting experience
    • Three plus years of experience in non-linear editing
    • Demonstrated strong knowledge and interest in news and current events
    • Journalistic writing skills, research skills, and editorial judgment
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments
    • Knowledge of NBC News Policies and Guidelines and Practices
    • Experience producing long-form programming for a network or cable news operation
    • Investigative reporting experience
    • Demonstrated strong knowledge and interest in news and current events

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