Senior Producer, Weekend Nightly News

Posted: 5/18/2019

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


As a senior producer, you will work directly with the executive producer, anchor, and staff to generate and oversee the production of hard news and feature segments for Weekend Nightly News.

Job Duties:
  • Oversee and manage production teams including producers, associate producers, researchers and correspondents from story inception to air
  • Generate story ideas and evaluate pitches
  • Develop and craft original news of day and feature stories for the broadcast and on digital
  • Coordinate ongoing news coverage for broadcast
  • Serve as leader/mentor in the Nightly newsroom
  • Supervise direct reports


  • • Demonstrate strong knowledge and interest in news and current events
    • Must demonstrate impeccable storytelling and production skills
    • Must have strong writing skills, research skills, and editorial judgment
    • Must have at least seven years of experience in editorial and show production at the network level, preferably on evening broadcasts.
    • Must have prior staff management experience
    • Must have a Bachelor’s degree
    • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news. Must be able to work additional hours beyond scheduled shift with little or no notice, if needed
    • Must be willing to work a standard schedule of Wednesday-Sunday
    • Must be willing to work in New York, NY
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

    • Excellent editorial judgment
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Highly creative, strong production skills
    • Ability to work long hours, under intense deadline
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments.
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong storytelling ability
    • Knowledge of NBC News Policies and Guidelines and Practices.
    • Familiarity with social media and emerging digital platforms
    • Self-starter
    • Team player with a desire to mentor journalists

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