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News Producer - Temporary

The Hollywood Reporter is looking for an experienced News Producer based in Los Angeles.  The ideal candidate is someone enthusiastic about TV, film, moving images and popular culture. He/she will produce, write and project manage daily news show segments.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan coverage, story selection and ensure effective delivery of a daily show
  • Produce show making decisions on story lineup, video/audio elements, graphics and timing for show
  • Write stories for assigned newscasts; ensure content is factually correct and written in a clear and concise conversational style -- including teases, headlines, and copy
  • Participate in editorial meetings by offering unique story ideas that represent the brand
  • Manage production team
  • Oversee guest booking of show and generate ideas for segments as needed or assigned
  • Oversee major entertainment news events to ensure high-quality content
  • Work with digital content producers and host to ensure the best coverage possible
  • Collaborate with executive producer to ensure news coverage is compelling and accurate
  • Works with reporters and hosts on story concepts to execution.
  • Prep hosts and guests with all information on topics being discussed in the show and the visual elements attached with those topics
  • Follow through on all assignments of production team and meet required deadlines
  • Work with production team to create the show and produces integrations and sponsorships as needed
  • Coordinate content and presentation across all platforms (broadcast/digital/social)
  • Supervise pre-production and live production to ensure quality, standards and cooperation between production staff and editorial staff
  • Monitor real-time digital analytics to guide editorial and showcasing decision-making
  • Point person for all pitches for show from editorial team

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 years of writing and producing tv / web news videos that reach a large audience 
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment with the goal of continuing to grow audience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be a compelling and accurate writer
  • Able to write and produce breaking news stories as well as evergreen and long-lead human-interest stories
  • Ability to manage time effectively in order to put together an exciting and informative show
  • A passion for telling innovative stories and creating compelling programming.
  • Interest in bringing to life creative stories from Hollywood 
  • Demonstrate editorial judgment and knowledge of journalistic ethics 
  • Familiar with capabilities of Adobe Premiere
  • Journalism degree preferred

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. No phone calls, no agencies please. 

The Hollywood Reporter is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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