WETA- Washington, DC
Are you a dedicated and driven news producer? The Producer, Politics serves as an integral member of the PBS NewsHour politics unit, overseeing the production of video segments for use on-air and a variety of online content.
As the Producer, Politics, you will conceive, develop and execute field segments as well as studio discussion segments. You will also manage, plan and produce field, and political event coverage for packages as well as special projects. Further, you will identify, pre-interview, and book guests, gather and write background briefing materials for anchors and others, budget plan for field segments, and conceive and execute a variety of online coverage projects, which might include social media, podcasts, slideshows, extended interviews, and interactive forums and more.
You have experience covering politics and government at a national level and shooting and editing (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut or Avid) experience are a plus. You are able to work effectively in a fast-paced newsroom setting and to adjust smoothly to changing assignments under deadline pressure. Flexible and able to handle multiple tasks.
Qualified individuals will have a college degree in journalism, political science, or related field, minimum of four (4) years of producing original news content, preferably for a national news outlet. Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
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