Senior Researcher

Posted: 6/6/2019

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

Job Purpose:
NBCUniversal Entertainment First Run Syndication is seeking a senior researcher to work on the research team with all day-to-day operations as outlined below for “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” This is a Run of Show position.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Work on a team with one or more producers and associate producers to support all show elements
  • Book and liaise with guests to appear on show
  • Work with support departments during all stages of production
  • Research and pitch potential topics, guests and show content
  • Prepare and distribute show related elements and documents
  • Coordinate all elements of show guests’ experience
  • Show day responsibilities -assistant in guest prep, movement, rehearsals, guest departure and show wrap

  • Basic Qualifications:
    • Minimum 3 years of production experience
    • Minimum 1 year of experience in a research role
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
    • Windows and Mac proficient, knowledge of video file formats, video transcoding, video editing, must be Internet savvy with strong research skills

    Eligibility Requirements:
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
    • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
    • Must be willing to work in Universal City, California
    • Must have work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

    Desired Characteristics:
    • Obsessive knowledge of pop culture, politics, and Internet culture
    • Strong editorial voice only selecting the best clips of the day
    • Previous talk show or news experience a plus
    • Ability to work under constant deadline
    • Must be able to multi-task and possess excellent time management skills
    • Ability to work in a team environment as a member of a daily production team.
    • Knowledge of clip libraries and stock footage sources a plus.
    • Strong attention to detail

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