Full Time Job

Booking Producer, Dayside


Chicago, IL 07-13-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

NewsNation is looking for a hardworking, creative, and proactive Booking Producer to join NewsNation in support of a forthcoming daytime newscast to originate from the network's headquarters in Chicago. As a Booking Producer, you will work with show producers to line up guests relevant to the news of the day. You have excellent organizational and communication skills and work well under deadline pressure.


Identify top tier guests, cultivate relationships, and firm book them for the show

Find reliable guests/witnesses quickly during breaking news situations
Organize and produce elements for show segments

Pitch stories daily

Conduct pre-interviews and in-depth research on range of topics

Monitor the latest news and locate people, images, and sound editorial information via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Dataminr, YouTube, and other platforms

Work closely with producers, talent, & management to ensure we stay on top of the latest news, with relevant guests

Work closely with show's producer, talent and management to ensure topical and relevant guests

Requirements & Skills:

A bachelor's degree is preferred

Extensive list of contacts, and ability to find and book high-profile guests, as well as people at the center of major news stories

Flexibility with your hours, as breaking news or major events warrant

Three to five years of experience in television

Strong editorial judgement

Knowledge of and passion for current events and politics

Willingness and ability to work under tight deadline pressures while juggling long-term bookings

Experience with Lexis Nexis, ENPS would be valuable

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r729vp-34-236-192-4-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.