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Producer

Location:Washington, DC
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:GENERAL FUNCTION:
Generate watchable, compelling programming themes, and plan/implement thoughtful program schedules during congressional breaks, holiday periods and other key time slots.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identifies in-town events that can be saved and aired/or re-aired at various times, and organizes the workflow involving those shoots (editing, portioning, updated scripts/graphics, etc).
  • Works with National Editor to understand the content and value of out-of-town shoots, and where they might fit in our schedules. Consults with National Editor on editorial or technical issues, etc. Seeks appropriate use of C-SPAN archival material, where warranted.
  • Utilizes all “gathered” material to generate topical programs, themes or series, and program schedules for various dayparts, or periods, whenever needed. Takes appropriate “risks” to produce a compelling product.
  • Maintains accurate, easy-to-read documentation about all pending materials.
  • Works closely with Coordinating Producers and Producers on the on-air presentation of all materials, including scripts/graphics, transitions, complimentary material, etc. Communication must be timely, thorough and effective.
  • Takes lead in having key material promoted, including use of language for update lines, stills, promo spots, etc.
  • Seeks opportunities for tie-ins between featured TV programming and social media, plus other interactivity with audience.
  • Gathers feedback on featured programming, covering editorial, promotional, workflow and technical aspects.
  • Other duties as assigned.
BACKGROUND/SKILLS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Four years related experience.
  • Demonstrated editorial decision-making experience.
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of public policy, political issues and personalities.
  • Excellent organizational, grammatical, writing and spelling skills.
  • Ability to work as a team leader and team member within strict time constraints.
  • Ability to work varied schedules, including nights, weekends and some holidays.
  • Ability to work independently, where necessary.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and consistently perform in a highly detailed environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Demonstrated thorough understanding of and consistent adherence to C-SPAN corporate values, policies and procedures.


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