Job Number: R50016480
Brand: Fox Business Network
Job Type: News, Production
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Job Posting Date: December 1, 2021
The Senior Producer will coordinate coverage of breaking news and special events in the bureau and on location. The Senior Producer will assist the Managing Editor with editorial calls, copy-editing pitches and scripts, coverage planning, and training/mentoring new and junior employees. The Senior Producer will work with reporters to set up interviews, obtain information, write scripts, build graphics, and deliver compelling live shots. You must be willing to ask the tough questions, get the latest elements into a story, and move content forward. Aggressively seeking out additional information and pitching stories is critical to success in this position.
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee daily story developments within the DC region and beyond
Coordinate coverage of large events, including breaking news, elections, conferences/conventions, and international/domestic presidential travel
Monitor wires, social media, and other broadcast networks for news developments
Work with reporters to set up interviews, ask questions, and obtain information to craft and produce daily live shots and creative field shoots
Provide editorial and production support to the reporter, bureau, and network
Find elements, log events, and identify news developments
Plan and develop new sources
Train/mentor junior employees on-field/bureau producing
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
10+ years experience in a local or national newsroom
Knowledge of the DC area, Capitol Hill, and inner workings of various DC government agencies/branches
Experience with producing news live shots both in house and in the field
Strong logistical and editorial skills with knowledge of business news, national and international politics, and production
Keen understanding of how to set up interviews and gather news
Being a self-starter who can work independently, as well as a team player
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask, and prioritize on a daily basis, and especially in breaking news situations
NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
Must be flexible with your schedule and willing to travel and work weekdays, and weekends when necessary
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