Senior Producer | Writer (DC)

Senior Producer | Writer (DC)

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 a Senior Producer and Writer, you will guide the editorial direction of a variety of political stories on Vice News Tonight, our award-winning nightly news show, and across all Vice News platforms and shows. You have exceptional political instincts; understand how to distill and demystify Washington politics for viewers outside of Washington; and possess a strong, sharp and distinctive writing voice.

 In the short term… you will work with a team of producers and correspondents to develop, shape, and script political stories short and long, breaking and enterprise, as well as talk segments. You’ll have pre-production meetings to delve into angles, arguments, story arc, voice, tone, and other elements of each script. You’ll top-edit and tweak scripts as needed, and work with the team throughout the editing process and final sign off by the EP. Expect to be managing multiple scripts across multiple shows at once. 

After 6 months in this role… You’ll be developing sharper and more unique story ideas that set us apart, and making sure our producers and writers are growing as political thinkers and storytellers. You’ll be a valued resource in the bureau when it comes to story and script development.

And after a year.. You’ll comfortably and independently oversee scripts from start to finish, with a full understanding of what makes a Vice News story great. You’ll also have a deeper understanding of the other parts of the story- and show-making processes, making you a leader in the bureau and newsroom. 

Qualifications

 You have these:

  • 5+ years of professional storytelling experience
  • Experience writing or editing national politics stories for television, print or digital
  • A distinctive writing voice and story ideas to match
  • Collaborative team player with a positive attitude

We’d love if you also had these:

  • 5-10 years of newsroom experience
  • Experience editing national political stories
  • Experience working in a fast-paced daily or nightly news environment
  • A track record of editing distinctive scripts for video or TV 

 

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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