Associate Producer

Website Newsmax Media

Newsmax Media, Inc., or Newsmax, is a multi-media broadcasting and digital publishing company founded in 1998. A multi-platform media company focusing on America’s Baby Boomers, Newsmax reaches each month as many as 25 million heartland Americans. With headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida, New York City and Washington DC, the Company employs approximately 250 people.

Newsmax is looking for an Associate Producer at its studio in New York City.

Associate Producer/Booker:

Produce and research segments, book guests and develop and execute production and logistical show duties. Having familiarity in the control room, edit room is a plus.
Responsibilities:
Identify and pitch stories and guests appropriate for the show
Prepare appropriate research for pitch meetings with producers and anchor
Conduct pre-interviews with guests
Book dynamic and high-profile guests
Bring new guests to the show
Respond quickly to breaking news during and after regular hours
Plan for anticipated future news events
Suggest segments for social media
Cut video and sound, and make graphics as needed

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree preferred
2- 3 years of television news experience
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to think fast and react to breaking news
Creative thinking and a passion for news and current events
Availability via email or phone during off-hours or weekends, as needed for breaking news or other changes to the show lineup

Associate Producer/Booker:

Write for fast paced prime time and overnight newscasts. You are an exceptional storyteller with a dedicated command for news and cultural trends.

Responsibilities:

Work with show producers to write voice overs, manage live shots, handle guest segments and write snappy teases
Create production elements for scripts, including tape and graphics
Identify News, select video and sound bites, oversee editing, conduct interviews and write stories for television and the internet

Requirements:
At least 3 years of national or large market local news experience
Excellent writing, producing and communication skills
Solid news judgment and an outstanding grasp of politics, history, geography and current events
Ability to write in a vibrant conversational style that makes the news relevant, clear and catchy
Substantial control room and breaking news experience
Team-player attitude paired with the ability to meet quick deadlines and react to rapid news developments
Flexibility to work prime time and overnight shifts

To apply for this job email your details to michaelw@wmaincorporated.com


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