Associate Producer - Booker/Writer

Location
New York City, New York & Washington, DC
Salary
Competitive annual salary + full benefit package
Posted
Oct 25, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/BOOKER

Produce and research segments, book guests and develop and execute production and logistical show duties.​ Having familiarity in the control room, edit room is a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify and pitch stories and guests appropriate for the show
  • Prepare appropriate research for pitch meetings with producers and anchor
  • Conduct pre-interviews with guests
  • Book dynamic and high-profile guests
  • Bring new guests to the show
  • Respond quickly to breaking news during and after regular hours
  • Plan for anticipated future news events
  • Suggest segments for social media
  • Cut video and sound, and make graphics as needed

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2- 3 years of television news experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think fast and react to breaking news
  • Creative thinking and a passion for news and current events
  • Availability via email or phone during off-hours or weekends, as needed for breaking news or other changes to the show lineup

 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/WRITER

Write for fast paced prime time and overnight newscasts. You are an exceptional storyteller with a dedicated command for news and cultural trends.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with show producers to write voice overs, manage live shots, handle guest segments and write snappy teases
  • Create production elements for scripts, including tape and graphics
  • Identify News, select video and sound bites, oversee editing, conduct interviews and write stories for television and the internet

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 3 years of national or large market local news experience
  • Excellent writing, producing and communication skills
  • Solid news judgment and an outstanding grasp of politics, history, geography and current events
  • Ability to write in a vibrant conversational style that makes the news relevant, clear and catchy
  • Substantial control room and breaking news experience
  • Team-player attitude paired with the ability to meet quick deadlines and react to rapid news developments
  • Flexibility to work prime time and overnight shifts

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