NBC Universal Booking Producer, MSNBC Hardball - DC in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Number 34458BR

Job Title Booking Producer, MSNBC Hardball - DC

Business Segment NBC News and MSNBC

Sub-Business MSNBC

Posting Category TV Content & Production

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province District of Columbia

City Washington, D.C.


Job Summary/Purpose: This Booking Producer position is part of MSNBC’s Hardball based out of Washington DC.

Every evening, from the MSNBC studios in Washington, D.C., veteran journalist Chris Matthews hosts a passionate hour of in-depth political analysis and fiery debate. "Hardball with Chris Matthews'' features interviews and debates with prominent politicians, newsmakers, and leaders.


  • Book wide variety of national and international newsmakers, experts, and guests from various fields including politics, foreign relations, business/economy, health/medicine, entertainment, etc.

  • Conduct pre-interviews, secure facilities for remote interviews and arrange transportation for guests.

  • Write introductions for guests and suggested questions for anchors.

  • Produce elements (graphics, props) for guest segments.

  • Arrange phone interviews for broadcasts during live, breaking news coverage.

  • Enterprise, conceptualize and pitch story ideas.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Some travel may be required for field booking/producing assignments.

  • 5 years of live, broadcasting experience, including researching information and tracking down people.

  • Willing to work early mornings and weekends.Additional Job Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice.

  • Must be willing to work in DC.

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics:

  • Sound journalistic judgment.

  • Strong Rolodex and DC based political experience.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required.

  • Must be detail oriented and able to work under pressure and meet multiple daily deadlines.

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