The Booking Producer is responsible for suggesting, researching and reaching out to potential interviewees for Dateline. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Book wide variety of newsmakers and experts from various fields, particularly criminal justice.
Book key figures in cases being profiled.
Conduct pre-interviews and act as liaison between interviewee and production team.
Enterprise, conceptualize and pitch story ideas.
Travel to story locations, often on short notice.
Attend trials and other news events.
• Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
• Must have at least 5 years of booking experience in news/documentary
• Must have strong political knowledge
• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
• Must be willing to work in New York, NY
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Willingness to work overtime, early mornings and on weekends with short notice
• Some travel may be required for field booking/producing assignments
• Sound journalistic and news judgment and strong writing skills.
• Strong familiarity with criminal justice issues and procedures.
• Strong Rolodex
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required
• Must be detail oriented and exhibits grace under pressure in competitive situations.
• Looking for team players who are self-starters and can trouble shoot logistical issues
• Creative thinkers who bring new ideas to news stories
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