Line Producer, Politics

Line Producer, Vice News Tonight

VICE x News

The award-winning VICE News team develops and produces news content across VICE platforms and partner platforms. The news team focuses on in-depth longform storytelling and unique and creative ways to relay topical daily news. This is a collaborative team that works together to make everyone’s stuff better. We believe in listening to everyone’s ideas and bringing on a diverse group of people who love working together to make the best, most unique news content out there.

Role x You

The Line Producer for Vice News Tonight will choose news stories, create the rundown, and be in the control room for the show. You are someone who knows how to look for unique angles and come up with ideas that will differentiate this show in the news ecosystem. You are calm and collected under pressure, effectively communicating last-minute changes to all the stakeholders. 

In the short term… you will work with the senior staff and EP to develop and launch a reimagined one hour Vice News Tonight. You will manage the daily news portions of the show, overseeing story selection, editorial, and writing, managing a team of producers, APs and PAs. And you’ll work with the Senior Broadcast Producer to approve all scripts. You are an impressive tease writer who knows how to keep an audience tuning in without using cliches. You will work with the production crew to implement systems to get the show on the air seamlessly. 

After 6 months in this role… You’ll own the editorial direction of all daily news in the show, and will be concepting and delivering new treatments that break the mold for how we deliver daily news. You’ll be regularly pitching new segments and franchises to set the show apart.

And after a year.. You will be regularly filling in for the Senior Broadcast Producer, and building out unique off-shoots and side projects tied into the Vice News universe.

Qualifications

You have these:

  • 5-7 years control room experience, including experience with hosts, live content, and breaking news

  • Experience managing a team of producers, APs, PAs

  • Mastery of quality control - you spot inaccuracies before they make air

  • Excellent news judgment and knowledge of current events, politics and culture

  • Excellent communicator - with host, producers, control room staff, and production crew

  • Meticulous organizer who thrives in high-pressure situations and handles breaking news with ease

  • Excellent writing and editing skills; impressive tease writer

  • Collaborative team player with a positive attitude

We’d love if you also had these:

  • Ability to develop and pitch unique story ideas and angles, with research to back it up 

  • Exceptional editorial skills: you know what makes compelling television

We want to find people who believe in our goals and feel inspired enough to grow while they’re here to fill the role, rather than someone who checks the boxes but isn’t invested. We encourage you to apply and show us what you’ve got. To learn more read the VICE Guide to VICE

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodation.   The requirements and essential functions described above are not an exhaustive list and instead are meant to describe the general nature and level of work required of the job.  VICE reserves the right to modify the essential functions of this position where a legitimate business exists.

If you require reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know.  We will work together to best meet your needs. 

Working at VICE

VICE prioritizes the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business.

VICE offers comprehensive benefits including but not limited to trans-inclusive benefits, fertility benefits, and tuition reimbursement. We also have dog-friendly days, bagel Fridays, and the occasional drag show in our conveniently located Williamsburg office. Day-to-day you can enjoy a rooftop garden full of edible produce (in the summer), beverages, healthy snacks and the opportunity to make the work of a lifetime if you’re into that sort of thing, which we hope you are.

Equal Employment Opportunities: VICE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that strives to create and maintain a workplace that celebrates inclusion and diversity.  At VICE, we understand that inclusion and diversity are major benefits to our employees, our readers and viewers, and our company culture. We treat all applicants and employees fairly without regard to age, alienage or citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status and partnership status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion/creed, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, unemployment status, salary history, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, status as a veteran or active military service member, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

VICE requires that all employees have proper authorization to work in the U.S.  Should an applicant require employment sponsorship, VICE will determine, in its sole discretion, whether such sponsorship will be provided.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the New York City Fair Chance Act or other applicable laws.

VICE Media Group is not partnering with agencies nor accepts unsolicited resumes and will not responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes and/or applicants.




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