An immediate opportunity exists for an Associate Producer to plan and coordinate activities involved in the production of MetroFocus, a multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region.
The Associate Producer, MetroFocus will work closely in all phases of the production process from story development through post-production and delivery. Responsibilities and tasks will include, but are not limited to, researching and pitching stories, developing storylines and identifying locations and characters; coordinating the production of shoots; conducting interviews, working with on-camera talent as required and fact-checking scripts. In addition, the Associate Producer will liaise, as necessary, with various other departments, including publicity, production services, finance and legal. Specific responsibilities include:
• Conduct in-depth research via multiple sources to develop and validate program content • Leverage research and other outside data to conceptualize and promote (“pitch”) program format (s) • Develops, reviews, and edits program scripts/narratives • Coordinates logistical activities (scheduling, booking quests, locations, releases, equipment, etc.) of production support team • Review and formats and ingests raw footage as appropriate in preparation for formal editing process • Assist with graphics, gathers archival footage and interactive materials • Create web page productions and promotions • Additional duties, as assigned.
To qualify, candidates must have a minimum of two (2) years in multimedia production and the ability to shoot and edit video (Premiere). Candidates will need exceptional written and verbal communication, and presentation skills; planning, organization, problem analysis and interpersonal communication skills. Additional qualifications include: • Ability to self-start, work independently as well as with the team; • Avid news hound who is on top of daily headlines and current events; • Ability to write creatively for broadcast and digital platforms. Editorial experience, including experience in dealing with a wide range of contemporary issues; knowledge of arts, science and technology is a plus. Candidates with experience with INews or Dalet are preferred. Apply online at: WNET Careers The WNET Group 825 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10019-7435
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