NBC Universal Line Producer, MSNBC Weekends in New York, New York

Job Number 34148BR

Job Title Line Producer, MSNBC Weekends

Business Segment NBC News Group

Sub-Business MSNBC

Posting Category TV Content & Production

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province New York

City New York


Job Purpose: This Line Producer position is a part of the MSNBC Weekend team.

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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