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Associate Producer, Booking

ViacomCBS

Washington, DC 6 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Associate Producer, Booking (DC or LA)

We are seeking a smart, creative, and enthusiastic Associate Producer with strong story development and booking skills! This AP pitches new stories, develops relationships with publicists, attorneys, companies, as well as various figures in the news. This Associate Producer follows leads, books guests for daily coverage, conducts pre-interviews, and facilitates logistics on a wide variety of segments, including breaking news, politics, entertainment, feature stories, consumer, business, and medical news.

Candidates must have strong editorial skills, as well as strong relationship-building skills. The ideal candidate is able to take initiative by making calls and can demonstrate proof of performance on past news stories. This position requires high energy, persistence, judgement, as well as an understanding of TV newsgathering. This person must have the ability to optimally communicate internally with newsroom managers, producers in other regions, as well as externally with guests and contacts. Candidates must be adaptable with travel requirements and changing schedules as the position will, at times, require travel to various locations on short notice where breaking news is unfolding.

Skills/experience
• 2+ years producing experience in a professional newsroom is required.
• Must have proven news judgment and experience chasing breaking news.
• Proficiency in the broadcast newsgathering process is preferred; basic knowledge is required.
• Field experience is strongly preferred.
• Strong research skills including working with public and private records databases, such as Lexis Nexis, is required.
• Must be an excellent writer with well-developed oral communication skills, especially when working on sensitive stories.
• Must be able to balance and prioritize multiple segments with different deadlines: short, medium, and long-term.
• Have the ability to manage ongoing relationships with external contributors, news outlets and other collaborators.
• Must be a team player with a positive outlook.
• Experience supporting newsgathering teams in the field using solid news judgment and leadership skills is a plus.
• Thrives in fast paced and time-critical situations.
• Degree in broadcast journalism or related field is preferred.
• Passion for news, journalism, and storytelling is required.
• Must be willing and able to work occasional overnight and/or weekend shifts

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb543o-18-232-177-219-42 in your application.

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