Full Time Job

Associate Booking Producer, Meet The Press Daily


Washington, DC 03-18-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

MSNBC is looking for an experienced Associate Booking Producer for our weekday 1pm show: Meet the Press Daily with Chuck Todd.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Book wide variety of national and international newsmakers, including key players at the White House, in Congress and other guests from various fields, specializing in national politics
• Conduct pre-interviews, secure facilities for remote interviews and arrange transportation for guests
• Enterprise, conceptualize and pitch story ideas
• Be prepared to address late changes in rundown, and arrange interviews when needed for broadcasts during live, breaking news coverage
• Assist in coordinating guest arrivals and communicate with control room and studio

Basic Qualifications:
• Must have a bachelor's degree
• Must have at least 3 years of experience in live television, preferably cable news, including researching information and tracking down guests

Additional Job Requirements:
• Must be willing to work in Washington, D.C. or New York City
• 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 Characteristics
• Sound journalistic and news judgment, political experience, and strong diplomatic skills in dealing with guests
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required
• Strong knowledge of social media
• Must be detail oriented and able to work under pressure and meet multiple daily deadlines
• Looking for team players who are self-starters and can troubleshoot logistical issues
• Looking for creative thinkers who bring new ideas to news stories