Senior Producer, Politics

Senior Producer, Politics

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 territories 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 26 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

The Senior Producer for politics will guide the editorial direction of pieces and segments related to politics content inside all Vice News shows. You are well-versed in how politics inside and outside of Washington, DC works and you can mine all the minutiae for great story ideas and angles.

Note: while your knowledge of DC is critical, this job is based in NY, but liaises with the DC team daily

 

In the short term… you will work with the other members of the senior staff, the DC Bureau Chief and Executive Producer to pitch, develop ideas, and greenlight stories to send producers into the field. You will manage various shoots at once, and also work with the producer team to build the story arc, finalize a script, and edit each piece.

After 6 months in this role… You’ll be developing edgier and more unique story ideas that set us apart in the political sphere and working on differentiating content ideas for the November elections. You’ll be regularly pitching new segments and franchises.

And after a year… You’ll grow to direct the politics producing team and greenlight new projects independently. You’ll own a piece of Vice News’ election coverage from inception to completion.

 

Qualifications

 

You have these:

  • Well-established understanding of how Washington, DC works and inside sources to back up your points
  • Excellent news judgment and exceptional knowledge of politics
  • Mastery of story arc and how to make political stories compelling for the average viewer
  • Excellent writing and script editing skills
  • Collaborative team player with a positive attitude

We’d love if you also had these:

  • Experience working in Washington, DC in the political sphere, or on a campaign
  • Political Science or similar degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to develop and pitch unique story ideas and angles, with research to back it up

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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