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CNBC seeks talent producer

February 11, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

At CNBC, talent producers work within a show unit to pitch ideas as well as produce portions of a live one- to three-hour show.

Responsibilities include:

* Developing and producing live guest segments. Implement work independently with guidance from Senior and Executive Producer.
* Find and book compelling guests for the show, following booking protocols.
* Conduct pre-interviews of guests and based on their responses script questions for use by anchors and reporters. Handle any necessary travel logistics for guests
* Write compelling copy and teases.
* Secure elements such as sound bites and video to support segments.
* Create stock charts, lower-thirds, chyrons, dekos, plug-ins and coordinate graphic orders. Partner with other departments as needed (such as Graphics, Tech Ops, Satellite Operations) to place and follow-up on requests.
* Develop and maintain good relationships with financial and business news sources.
* Generate original guest ideas daily, tapping into a broad array of sources for ideas.
* Assist Sr. Producer in the production of the show during and after tapings.


Bachelor’s degree
Minimum of 5 years of experience booking and producing in a live television environment with a demonstrated writing ability, research skills and telephone communication skills.

Desired Characteristics

Prior experience booking high profile guests and producing segments in a top 20 news market, national platform, or business news environment is strongly preferred. Successful candidates will be self-starters with a highly developed Rolodex who can work effectively under daily deadline pressure. Solid writing skills and editorial judgment are essential. Excellent interpersonal skills combined with a strong sense of how to visually tell a compelling story are also important. MBA, Wall Street/financial/business news background is a huge plus. Proficiency with i-News computer system is preferred.

To apply, go here.

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