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Producer - On Assignment

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Information

  • Experienced
  • London, United Kingdon

Job Overview

As a Producer for the On Assignment unit, you will cover stories all over the world, including breaking news, political stories, conflicts and other hard news and feature stories. You will develop, report, film and package long-form, original stories that are ambitious and groundbreaking while maintaining the highest standards of accuracy and fairness. As a member of the unit you will collaborate with the other producers and support their work, coming together as a team when the story calls for it and assisting from afar to make every story we produce better.  Working closely with your team you will contribute to every one of NBC’s many platforms including broadcast, cable and the internet.


Key Responsibilities

  • Generate and regularly deliver major international stories– both for On Assignment and across NBC’s other platforms.
  • Supervise a sizable team in the field while reporting on stories
  • Write scripts and supervise the edit process
  • Work closely with Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel
  • Coordinate with all parts of NBC News, MSNBC and digital platforms on live shots, a Nightly News piece or a story for the website, etc.
     

Skills and Experience

  • Must work well within a team that deals with fast-paced and unpredictable coverage.
  • Must be able to embrace the changing assignments and work well within a team
  • Must have extensive experience reporting major international stories.  
  • Must have excellent research, writing and editorial skills
  • Must be able to show an extensive body of work in international news and/or investigative journalism. 
  • Must be proficient in Outlook,  iNews, twitter, Facebook, etc

Requirements

  • Must be willing and able to travel frequently and work flexible hours under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news.
  • Must be able to work or travel when news breaks, regardless of any pre-planned schedule.
  • Must be willing to live and work in London.
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must be 18 years or older.

The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above description and the post holder may be required to carry out any other tasks as requested and within capabilities

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