Associate Booking Producer, MSNBC Weekends

Posted: 1/24/2020

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 Associate Booking Producer position is a part of the MSNBC Booking team working with various weekend shows.

This is a staff with end date role with an anticipated end date of May 2020.

Job Duties

• Book a 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 3 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

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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