Associate Live News Producer

Washington, DC
Aug 01, 2022
Oct 04, 2022
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking a live news associate producer and guest booker to join our D.C. newsroom. This position plays a critical role in The Washington Post's anchored news coverage, working with reporters, editors and senior leadership to ensure the timely and effective delivery of a live show.

This producer will be expected to pitch and execute the production of news segments. Duties include producing in the field alongside on-camera reporters, writing scripts, identifying and seeking news-making interview opportunities, preparing news packages, booking and pre-interviewing show guests and working with senior producers to develop the editorial direction of our live coverage. This journalist will also be responsible for producing social clips for sharing during and after live coverage and will work with the graphics team to develop and deliver visual elements for on-air coverage.

The successful candidate possesses strong news judgment, sharp storytelling skills, in-depth political knowledge and a talent for finding emerging stories and angles. Candidates should be committed to speed, clarity and accuracy and should be agile in shifting rapidly from subject to subject. This producer should be comfortable and ready to produce coverage in breaking news situations as well as to plan for long-term, tentpole projects.

This role requires at least three years of experience in a fast-paced newsroom environment. Experience in a live broadcast news environment is required. Experience pitching and booking on-air guests is required. Familiarity with acquiring and verifying video for on-air use is key. Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro is required. Experience in a control room is preferred. Familiarity with ENPS or iNews preferred. This position is based in our Washington, D.C., newsroom.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé with links to their work and a cover letter outlining their experience to our jobs portal. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The cover letter should be addressed to Senior Producer Zach Purser Brown, Executive Producer Lauren Saks and Director of Video Micah Gelman.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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