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Field Producer

  • Description

    We need an established documentary or news producer with robust international and domestic experience who is willing to deploy quickly on stories around the country or world, frequently, and often last minute.

    The Role + You

    Producers are the engine of our News’ coverage operation. As a producer, you will be expected to pitch ideas and carry them through to completion. You will also be expected to accept assignments -- from breaking news to feature stories -- and to act on them quickly. Producers design their story budgets and are expected to keep to them. They are responsible for factual and legal concerns in their stories. Producers must be comfortable working with a small team and training AP's for future success. This is a hands-on job at every phase: from conception through production; as well as post-production to delivery.

    Expect long hours and occasional weekend work. Expect to be called upon to travel at a moment's notice.

    Candidates must have a clear understanding of what makes a story worthy of being covered by our news channel. Applications must include sample work/links, as well as a full resume and professional references. Candidates should also include a brief cover letter and three-story pitches that are actionable from a logistical standpoint and fit the Vice News style. Due to the number of applicants we cannot respond to every application.


    You have these:
    Strong editorial professional ethics
    3 to 5 years of proven experience in production at well-regarded networks, cable networks, digital production companies, or equivalent
    Extensive knowledge of television news and documentary film production
    Ability to shoot is preferred
    Ability to write clearly
    Ability to deal with multiple and changing priorities
    Detail oriented and highly organized
    Willing to work long hours, weekends and holidays
    Ability to travel nationally and internationally as needed, sometimes at the last minute
    Experience managing and taking care of crews in the field over extended periods in foreign environments
    Experience in hostile situations a bonus
    Knowledge of budgeting and ability to actualize costs
    Working knowledge of Mac computer systems

    We’d love if you also had these:
    Pitch, research, report stories that will appear on our News Tonight
    Work independently as well as with correspondents and other producers on long form stories that fit our show’s model of storytelling
    Must have a strong writing ability and clear, concise thinking
    Must be a self-starter
    Establish and maintain contacts; develop sources; and secure interviews and access of the highest level
    Oversee both field and in-house elements of story production
    Work with graphics team to come up with creative and informative ways to tell a story
    Secure appropriate rights and clearances for video usage
    Oversee all costs of production and post-production
    Oversee junior production staff

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  • Location

    New York City, NY

  • Posted on

    10th Oct 2019

  • Apply by

    19th Oct 2019

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