BuzzFeed is seeking an Executive Producer for a daily news show airing on a social media platform. The candidate must be a creative thinker, shaping a talk show that grabs the audience’s attention in a mobile format while delivering high quality editorial content. Executive Producer must have newsroom and digital media experience, with a thorough understanding and passion for social media. The executive producer must understand how news breaks and spreads on social media, and how a show can break into that narrative from politics to pop culture.
To excel in this role thinking outside-of-the-box is a must.
Lead and manage a team of producers in shaping daily programming for a digital audience.
Work with anchors, newsroom editors, reporters and bookers to establish a workflow structure that keeps the show prepared to react to the lastest news
Supervise studio and control room operations, including management of the crew in liaison with the Broadcast Engineer.
Build and manage budgets to help improve the show’s infrastructure over time while staying within spending targets.
Collaborate with executive team to grow the show and with the sales team to deliver on commitments.
Please include your resume, two references and your vision for a one-hour digital first show in your application.
At least four years of executive producer experience, ideally for a digital show or one prioritizing digital/social engagement
Must have live control room experience
Display strong editorial judgment, be an excellent writer and have experience responding to breaking news situations
Keen sense of how to turn print stories into visually compelling on-air news stories
Strong leadership & communication skills
Experience managing senior producers who have managerial responsibilities of their own.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and stay organized in a high-pressure live news environment
Must be willing to work in New York, NY
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Must be at least 18 years of age
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