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Line Producer, MSNBC Weekends – NBCUniversal – New York, NY

Company: NBCUniversal

Address: New York, NY

  • Full Time


Job Purpose:
This Line Producer position is a part of the MSNBC Weekend team and will support multiple show hours across MSNBC’s weekend programming.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist senior producer in creating daily broadcast by executing editorial vision of day
  • Serve as backup senior producer
  • Oversee daily rundown changes
  • Supervise editorial content of newscast
  • Use leadership skills to motivate, mentor and manage employees
  • Write news scripts and teases
  • Work with show director and production crew
  • Oversee all in-show graphics and story titles
  • Work with senior producer to approve (copy edit) all scripts
  • Pitch story ideas (day-of, next day, futures)
  • Initiate planning process

In Control Room:

  • Preview accuracy of upcoming video, graphics and chyron
  • Preview upcoming stories and segments
  • Communicate with guests and correspondents-time cues, roll cues, thank-you’s
  • Communicate with control room staff-director, teleprompter operator, chyron operator, and TPM
  • Time newscast
  • Calmly deal with changes and breaking news during show


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in live television, preferably cable news, (i.e. morning shows, cable shows, broadcast TV, etc.).
  • Must have at 1 year of Line Producing experience
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience writing for live television (mid/large market, cable, or Network)

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in New York, NY
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news
  • Must be “on call” 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Desired Characteristics

Desired Qualifications:

  • Possess ability to develop story ideas, research, and plan segments
  • Exceptional editorial skills: Ability to recognize stories with high potential for provocative, compelling television
  • Knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture
  • Up to date on periodicals, including Op-Eds
  • Strong writing skills
  • Expert tease writer



Career Level



New York


New York


United States

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