Democracy Now! seeks an experienced producer/journalist to join our team as a Senior News Producer. This person will pitch and research stories, book guests, write leads and other copy, and help shape editorial content for the newscast and website. They must have impeccable news judgment, be an avid news consumer, thrive in the fast pace of live daily news, be an excellent writer and copy editor for broadcast and web, have a good eye for editorial visuals and have a passion for Democracy Now! and independent news. They should also have a good sense of humor and work well in a team.
This is a NYC-based onsite position. Work is currently performed remotely due to COVID-19.
Democracy Now! is a non-profit news organization based in NYC. We produce a daily TV & Radio newscast that is carried by more than 1,500 stations worldwide. Our website, democracynow.org, gets tens of millions of page views annually and we have more than a million followers across social media platforms. Everyone who works at Democracy Now! is committed to creating and distributing high-quality independent news – it’s a great place to work.
Research and pitch stories and headlines
Write and edit scripts under deadline
Identify, research, book & pre-interview guests
Select compelling audio, video and graphics to enhance stories and headlines
Provide show briefs to hosts, producers and crew
Edit content for web and post stories to website
Follow news developments throughout the day
Support production of occasional on-air fundraising programs for public TV and radio stations
Help maintain editorial calendar
Other duties as needed.
This is a full-time New York City-based position with competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.
Democracy Now! is an equal opportunity employer. BIPOC, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ-identified people are encouraged to apply.
5+ years journalism or news producing experience
Impeccable news judgment
Well acquainted with Democracy Now!
Live broadcast news experience strongly preferred
Avid global and domestic news consumer
Excellent writing and copy editing skills
Proven ability to work under tight, high-pressure deadlines
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Experience with content management systems
Familiarity with social media
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced news environment
Knowledge of SEO best practices a plus
Flexibility to work occasional early morning shifts a plus.