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CNBC seeks field producer in San Francisco

February 11, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

The field producer will report to the California bureau chief and brainstorms and pitches ideas, researches topics and works with reporter(s) to advance stories, break news and produce segments both in studio and in the field. Pitches, writes and produces digital components to coverage. Maintains bureau needs.

Establish and maintain relationships with and be knowledgeable and current on companies in the tech, startup and social sectors. Flag upcoming events in designated sectors to enterprise team and recommend coverage plans. Research/report on companies/issues as discussed with reporter. Work with Reporter(s) in field. Book crews for field assignments and coordinate all aspects of production on the ground. Choose most visual live shot possible for reporter hits and interviews. Communicate clearly with Technical crew.

Clearly communicate to headquarters live plan through a coverage note. Maintain all video records. Communicate with CNBC newsdesk editors on available live times, understand and be owner of all live hit requests, disseminate hit times to reporter and on the ground team. Clearly communicate with control room producers. Make sure that reporter(s) has all needed material for the event. Call into the control room whenever a shot is live. Make certain desk producer has all information needed.

In studio, work with reporter on day-of hits. Locate all video. Make sure script and elements are in show rundown. Alert reporter to any time changes or timing issues with hit. Alert newsdesk/control room of any issues that may compromise shot as soon as possible.

Whenever selected candidate books an interview, update system, book feeds , collect relevant video and have editors cut video for segment, pre-interview guest and summarize pre interview for reporter or anchor, make certain of correct spelling and pronunciation of guest names, make certain guest booking adheres to CNBC’s policy. Produce the guest segment in the show rundown.

Work with reporters and editors to develop and produce multimedia elements that enhance and compound on air coverage.

To apply, go here.

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