Full Time Job

Line News Producer


Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07-15-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

CNBC is building a new team for a new one-hour evening news program titled The News with Shepard Smith, launching this Fall, and airing weekdays at 7pm ET. In this newscast, you will be an integral part to help widen our aperture to cover the most significant news stories of the day.

What you'll do:

The Line Producer for (show) is responsible for managing line production for 1 hour of a live show, 5 days a week Monday to Friday.

Responsibilities of the Line Producer could include, but are not limited to:
• Taking ownership of rundown creation and management. Overseeing rundown changes throughout the day and relaying changes and atypical segments/teases to show technical staff
• In the control room, keeping show on time and calmly communicating changes and breaking news during the show to anchors and technical operations team
• Previewing accuracy of upcoming video, graphics and lower thirds; calling relevant elements for segments during the show
• Pitching original guest and segment ideas daily, tapping into a broad array of sources for ideas
• Recognizing business stories that would make compelling television
• Using leadership skills to motivate and mentor segment producers and news associates on the team
• Partnering with internal departments, such as graphics and technical operations, to execute needed effects for the show
• Creating stock charts, lower-thirds, video and graphics. Liaising with other departments as needed (such as Assignment Desk, Graphics, Tech Ops, Satellite Operations) to place and follow-up on requests
• Developing and producing live and taped guest segments as needed
• Implementing and working independently with guidance from Senior and Executive Producer
• Being the last line of defense before content goes to air

What we'll offer:

At CNBC Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, you'll have access to great perks and amenities:
• Sweat it out -- Free onsite fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, basketball court and running course, plus daily group classes
• Eat up -- Gourmet cafeteria with daily specials plus soup and salad bars
• Unwind -- Massage therapy, ping pong tables, foosball
• Extras -- Dry cleaning, shoe shining and sneak peeks

Don't have a car? No problem! We offer free shuttle transportation to and from multiple locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Hoboken and Jersey City

When you join the NBCUniversal family, you'll get…

We're a global company that values our employee's individual experiences and wellbeing. We know that we're smarter, more dynamic and better together. That's why we offer benefits and perks to meet your unique needs. Read more about them on our careers site here. We invite you to seek the excitement, the challenges and the opportunities that make working here so rewarding.

What you'll bring:
• At least 3 years of experience segment producing and/or booking in a live television environment with demonstrated written communication and research skills
• At least 1 year of experience working in a live television line production capacity with a demonstrated ability to communicate, manage and lead in the control room
• Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience
• Strong editorial judgment is essential - must be able to make quick editorial decisions while remaining calm under pressure

Desired Characteristics

You'll stand out if:
• Prior experience as a Line Producer in a top 20 news market, national platform, business or hard-news environment is strongly preferred
• Passion for business news and the markets and prior experience at a financial news network or publication is strongly preferred
• Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience
• Knowledge of current events, tech trends and pop culture
• Excellent interpersonal skills combined with a strong sense of how to visually tell a compelling story are also important
• Willingness to accommodate a demanding production schedule and flexibility to work weekends/evenings when and as required