Full Time Job

Line Producer, Weekends 8P-10P


New York, NY 06-01-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
MSNBC is looking for an experienced Line Producer for our weekend 8pm shows, hosted by Joshua Johnson and Mehdi Hasan.

• Assist senior producer in creating daily broadcast by executing editorial vision of day
• Serve as backup senior producer
• Oversee daily rundown changes
• Supervise editorial content of newscast
• Use leadership skills to motivate, mentor and manage employees
• Write news scripts and teases
• Work with show director and production crew
• Oversee all in-show graphics and story titles
• Work with senior producer to approve (copy edit) all scripts
• Pitch story ideas (day-of, next day, futures)
• Initiate planning process

In Control Room:
• Preview accuracy of upcoming video, graphics and chyron
• Preview upcoming stories and segments
• Communicate with guests and correspondents-time cues, roll cues, thank-you's
• Communicate with control room staff-director, teleprompter operator, chyron operator and TPM
• Time newscast

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree
• Must have at least 5 years of experience in live television

(i.e. morning shows, cable shows, broadcast TV, etc.)
• Must have at 1 year of line producing experience

Additional Job Requirements:
• Must be willing to work in New York, NY
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the

United States
• Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under

tight deadline pressure, including breaking news

Desired Characteristics
• Possess ability to develop story ideas, research and plan

• Exceptional editorial skills: Ability to recognize stories

with high potential for provocative, compelling television
• Editorial experience in a fast-paced news room

environment, ability to anticipate and respond quickly to

• Experience in story first journalism approach
• Strong interest and knowledge of American politics,

business and economics
• Wide-range reader of news, including op-eds
• Strong writing skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Expert tease writer
• Detail-oriented and ability to exhibit grace under pressure

in a breaking news environment
• Ability to meet multiple daily deadlines
• A team player who is a self-starter and can trouble shoot

logistical issues

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d88jk9-3-236-117-38-42 in your application.