Washington, DC
Mar 26, 2021
May 11, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post has an immediate opening for an editorial producer to work on producing programs for our live news platform, Washington Post Live. We are looking for a hardworking and creative producer with a proven track record of solid editorial judgement and experience in booking high-profile guests. This producer will book interviews, develop suggested questions for interviews, and prepare other research and prep for moderators.

We are seeking someone with strong editorial judgment who juggle numerous tasks under the demands of daily production. The ideal candidate will take initiative by making calls and has proven relationship-building skills. You must have excellent organizational skills, be detail-oriented and able to work under pressure while meeting multiple daily deadlines.

  • Booking newsmaker interviews on topics as diverse as politics, technology, business, entertainment, social change and cultural issues
  • Providing research and suggested questions to moderators
  • Producing the editorial and visual content of each interview
  • Working with editors and reporters across the newsroom to develop such programs
  • Attend daily and planning meetings
  • Accurately and regularly track booking progress in Excel

  • 3-5 years' experience in a professional newsroom
  • Experience in broadcast or other live programming, including script writing and crafting interview questions
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong research, writing and production skills
  • Proven record of solid editorial judgement and booking guests
  • Must be able to work an extended schedule as deadlines require
  • Must be able to juggle and prioritize multiple stories with different deadlines
  • Must have a working knowledge and passion for current events, politics, and cultural stories shaping the national conversation
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Experience producing video /taped pieces a plus
  • Social media skills a plus

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.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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