Full Time Job

Senior Producer Weekend Nightly News

NBC News

New York, NY 01-29-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The Senior Producer role works directly with the executive producer, anchors, and staff to generate and oversee the production of hard news and enterprise segments for NBC Weekend Nightly News. The Senior Producer will play a key role in every aspect of the program: from story ideation, to overseeing production of pieces, to producing live programming in the control room.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Oversee and manage production teams including producers, associate producers, researchers, and correspondents from story inception to air
- Execute the program from the control room by communicating with correspondents in the field, producers finishing pieces, and providing editorial support to the anchor and executive producer.
- Develop and craft original news of day and feature stories for the broadcast and on digital
- Generate story ideas and evaluate pitches
- Serve as leader/mentor in the Nightly newsroom
- Supervise direct reports

- Demonstrate strong knowledge and interest in news and

current events
- Must demonstrate impeccable storytelling and

production skills
- Must have strong writing skills, research skills, and

editorial judgment
- Must have at least seven years of experience in editorial

and show production at the network level, preferably on

evening broadcasts.
- Must have prior staff management experience
- Must have a Bachelor's degree
- Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under

tight deadline pressure, including breaking news. Must

be able to work additional hours beyond scheduled shift

with little or no notice, if needed
- Must be willing to work in New York, NY

Desired Characteristics
- Control Room Experience
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong breaking news skills
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments
- Strong organizational skills
- Knowledge of NBC News Policies and Guidelines and

- Familiarity with social media and emerging digital

- Self-starter
- Team player with a desire to mentor journalists