Booking Producer, MSNBC Live

Posted: 1/17/2020

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

Job Purpose: This Booking Producer position is a part of the MSNBC Live 10AM with Hallie Jackson.

Job Duties
  • 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 guests
  • Arrange interviews for broadcasts during live, breaking news coverage
  • Enterprise, conceptualize and pitch story ideas
  • Works with technical managers in arranging studio logistics for live and taped interviews

  • Basic Qualifications
    • 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 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 on weekends with short notice
    • Some travel may be required for field booking/producing assignments

    Desired Qualifications
    • 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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