Freelance Associate Producer

Posted: 9/20/2019 | Expires: 10/20/2019

Location: New York City, New York (US)
Category:
Role:
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Part Time
Salary Description: Commensurate to experience

We are looking for a Freelance Associate Producer to join the Evening Edit! As the Freelance Associate Producer, you produce guest segments and reporter hits. During the show, you keep a sharp eye out for breaking News headlines, turning around news video and sound.

 

You will be offered the following shift: WEEKDAYS (11:00 AM-7:00 PM)

 

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write scripts
  • Create banners and graphics
  • Find video to best illustrate the story
  • Use video, graphics and sound bites to help illustrate stories and to help set the segment apart from the herd.
  • Pitch stories and guests and handle research for a variety of topics
  • Fact check claims by guests in real-time and watch the competition
  • Keep a sharp eye out for breaking News headlines from a host of sources, including wire services, online news sites and twitter feeds of various newsmakers and elected officials
  • Identify and flag that breaking News, communicate that breaking News to the control room staff, and help to produce it out.
  • Write copies to reflect the News and source the News, corroborating the News with our own Network sourcing, and building elements to help tell the story

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 year of experience as an Associate Producer within a daily News program
  • Solid grasp of writing for TV News
  • A passion for breaking News
  • Comfortable pivoting on a dime to react to breaking News
  • Comfortable dealing with high-profile talent and guests
  • A can-do attitude and a zest for teamwork
  • Proven experience as a skilled teases writer with writing that is catchy and attention-grabbing, without giving away too much of the story
  • Copy should be fact-based yet colorful, and it should push the story forward instead of rehashing an earlier headline
  • Careful listening skills
  • Strong grasp of a wide range of News-worthy topics, particularly where economic, financial and political issues intersect

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