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  Line Producer, Weekends
Employer: MSNBC Job Posted: 2/7/2020
Location: New York, NY Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

This Line Producer position is a part of the MSNBC Weekend team and will support multiple show hours across MSNBC's weekend programming.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• 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
• Calmly deal with changes and breaking news during show

Basic Qualifications:

• Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
• Must have at least 5 years of experience in live television, preferably cable news, (i.e. morning shows, cable shows, broadcast TV, etc.).
• Must have at 1 year of Line Producing experience
• Must have at least 3 years of experience writing for live television (mid/large market, cable, or Network)

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
• Must be “on call” 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Desired Characteristics
Desired Qualifications:

• Possess ability to develop story ideas, research, and plan segments
• Exceptional editorial skills: Ability to recognize stories with high potential for provocative, compelling television
• Knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture
• Up to date on periodicals, including Op-Eds
• Strong writing skills
• Expert tease writer

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