Producer

PRODUCER 

About VICE

An international media company that captures people at the heart of stories, and focuses on the ideas, issues, and context that other outlets miss. Launched in 1994, VICE operates in 35 cities across the globe, making 1500 pieces of content every day with a focus on five lines of business: VICE Digital, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICELAND, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 21 offices around the world.

 

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

As producer for Vice News Tonight and other Vice News platforms, you are always ready to get out there and make stuff. Stuff that’s compelling and innovative and wildly different from what everyone else is doing. You constantly pitch and know how to find the right characters to tell the best version of your story. You are adept in the field and in the edit bay and work well with a team to get it all done.

In the short term… you will pitch stories that you find fascinating, tell us why, and then go out into the world and make them. You will see your stories through from the original idea, to development, to field shoots, and finally, the scripting, editing, and finishing process.

After 6 months in this role… You’ll know exactly the kind of pitch that will get greenlit and you’re making pieces you’re passionate about every month. You’ll delve into specialty fields and maybe even pitch a full special or show.

And after a year.. You will have a lot of pieces under your belt, constantly pushing the limit and thinking differently, and training new members of the staff on how to do it the right way.

Qualifications

You have these:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience doing stories from start to finish, carrying it from your pitch to field shoot to edit to delivery
  • Ability to develop and pitch unique story ideas and angles, with research to back it up
  • Excellent news judgment 
  • Understanding of story arc and how to build characters, scenes, and moments
  • Able to work efficiently and deftly in the field
  • Excellent writing and script editing skills
  • Collaborative team player with a positive attitude
  • Able to work on tight deadlines as needed
  • Able to think differently about stories; see it from a different perspective 

We’d love if you also had these:

  • Long-form and/or documentary experience
  • Experience working on tight deadlines

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 offers comprehensive benefits and compensation package that is commensurate with experience and abilities. VICE production staff is represented by the Writer’s Guild of America East, a labor union representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media and broadcast news. Additional VICE benefits include but are 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.

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.

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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