Line Producer, Squawk on the Street, CNBC

Posted: 12/18/2019

Location: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Editor / Editorial, News & Journalism
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

The Line Producer for Squawk on the Street is responsible for managing line production for 1 hour of a live 2-hour show, 5 days a week Monday to Friday.

Responsibilities of the Line Producer could include, but are not limited to:
  • Taking ownership of rundown creation and management. Overseeing rundown changes throughout the day and relaying changes and atypical segments/teases to show technical staff
  • In the control room, keeping show on time and calmly communicating changes and breaking news during the show to anchors and technical operations team
  • Previewing accuracy of upcoming video, graphics and lower thirds; calling relevant elements for segments during the show
  • Writing and producing creative and compelling copy and teases
  • Pitching original guest and segment ideas daily, tapping into a broad array of sources for ideas
  • Recognizing business stories that would make compelling television
  • Using leadership skills to motivate and mentor segment producers and news associates on the team
  • Partnering with internal departments, such as graphics and technical operations, to execute needed effects for the show
  • Creating stock charts, lower-thirds, video and graphics. Liaising with other departments as needed (such as Assignment Desk, Graphics, Tech Ops, Satellite Operations) to place and follow-up on requests
  • Developing and producing live and taped guest segments as needed
  • Implementing and working independently with guidance from Senior and Executive Producer
  • Being the last line of defense before content goes to air

  • • At least 5 years of experience segment producing and/or booking in a live television environment with demonstrated written communication and research skills
    • At least 1 year of experience working in a live television line production capacity with a demonstrated ability to communicate, manage and lead in the control room
    • Strong editorial judgment is essential - must be able to make quick editorial decisions while remaining calm under pressure

    • Prior experience as a Line Producer in a top 20 news market, national platform, business or hard-news environment is strongly preferred
    • Passion for business news and the markets and prior experience at a financial news network or publication is strongly preferred
    • Knowledge of current events, tech trends and pop culture
    • Excellent interpersonal skills combined with a strong sense of how to visually tell a compelling story are also important
    • Willingness to accommodate a demanding production schedule and flexibility to work weekends/evenings when and as required.

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