Line Producer, News Now

Posted: 12/18/2019

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

We are all about making stuff. New stuff. Mold-breaking stuff. And we are setting out to invent a new kind of news channel for a rising generation of news junkies. OTT. On all the time. Live news of the highest quality. Authentic. Voicy. Unexpected. Maybe even funny sometimes. But always informative and always stories well-told.

There are tens of millions of people who need the news but who don’t have cable. The Internet is great…Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, apps, websites all help but when the news breaks, I mean really breaks, a newsfeed just doesn’t quite cut it, does it? Facts happen in real-time, so the news should too. And text is for tomorrow when you’ve got a few minutes to spare. Video is for now.

If you’re a fast and nimble line producer who wants to help us invent the future of news, then take a look at the nitty gritty bullets below and get in touch. Resumes are helpful, sure, but seeing your work is what it’s all about. And if your current body of work so far doesn’t paint the right picture of you, then make us something else. But hurry. We’ve got a lot to do.

The bulk of the job:

  • Work with senior producers and EP’s to build daily rundowns and oversee changes when breaking news hits

  • Work with show directors to block and time programming

  • Approve and copy edit scripts utilizing your journalistic writing ability and editorial judgement

  • Craft headlines and teases that are engaging no matter the time constraint – for both breaking news and scheduled programming

  • Communicate time and roll cues with guests and correspondents

  • Communicate with teleprompter operators, chyron operators and Technical Production Managers

  • You are strong in all the following ways:
    • You’re a journalist first with impeccable timing and excellent control room skills
    • You have an eye for accuracy and creativity when it comes to video and graphics – in show and beyond
    • When the news cycle calls you answer, even on weekends or late nights or after you’ve already put in a long day
    • You work fast, but things get really good when news is breaking and time to air is getting short
    • You’ve been working in broadcast, digital or cable for 5+ years – preferably working on live daily shows or in and around a control room for at least 3
    • You have a Bachelor’s degree
    • You are willing to work in New York, New York

    At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

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