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Associate Producer, PBS NewsHour Weekend

Job Title
Associate Producer, PBS NewsHour Weekend
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New York,  NY 10019
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PBS NewsHour Weekend is a current affairs program from WNET, the leading provider of news, current affairs and documentary content for public television.   PBS NewsHour Weekend is a daily news program that will focus on national and international news of the day as well as longer lead stories and issues. PBS NewsHour weekend is a 30 minute television broadcast, airing nationally on Saturday and Sunday evenings.


The Associate Producer will assist Producers in the planning and coordination of news and current affairs program segments of approximately 6 minutes in length. S/he will report to the Executive Producer and will work closely with the editorial team at all stages of the production process from story development through post-production. Responsibilities and tasks will include, but are not limited to, researching and pitching stories; shooting video, developing storylines and identifying locations and characters; assisting in the production of shoots; conducting interviews, working with on-camera talent as required, fact-checking scripts; assisting in the editing and delivery of segments.  In addition, s/he will liaise, as necessary, with various other departments, including publicity, production services, finance and legal.

Required Skills

A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in television with the ability to shoot video and/or edit video using Adobe Premier;
Exceptional research skills, written and verbal communication and presentation skills and the ability to write for video;
Exceptional planning, organization, problem analysis and decision-making skills;
Strong leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills;
Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines and to problem-solve when difficulties arise;
BS or BA in Liberal Arts, or equivalent work experience;

Frequent travel will be required;
Weekend hours and schedule as necessary.
Optional Skills

Candidates with experience in multimedia production, working on segments and/or experience working in a daily news environment are preferred.

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