Booking Producer, MSNBC Weekends
Location: New York, New York
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Editor / Editorial, News & Journalism
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive
Book wide variety of national and international newsmakers, experts, and guests from various fields including politics, foreign relations, business/economy, health/medicine, entertainment, etc.Conduct pre-interviews, secure facilities for remote interviews and arrange transportation for guestsArrange interviews for broadcasts during live, breaking news coverageEnterprise, conceptualize and pitch story ideasWorks with technical managers in arranging studio logistics for live and taped interviews
Job Purpose: This Booking Producer position is a part of the MSNBC Booking team working with Ali Velshi's new Weekend Show.
• Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
• Must have at least 5 years of experience in live television, preferably cable news, including researching information and tracking down guests
Additional Job Requirements
• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
• Must be willing to work in New York.
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Willingness to work overtime, early mornings and with short notice
• Some travel may be required for field booking/producing assignments
• Sound journalistic and news judgment, political experience, and strong writing skills
• Strong Rolodex
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required
• Must be detail oriented and exhibits grace under pressure in the breaking news environment and meets multiple daily deadlines
• 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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