Executive Producer, Politics

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 4 days ago

<p><strong>EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - POLITICS (NY-based)</strong></p>
<p><strong>About VICE</strong></p>
<p>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.</p>
<p><strong>VICE x News</strong></p>
<p><em>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.</em></p>
<p><strong>Role x You</strong></p>
<p><em>The Executive Producer for politics will develop and execute a politics-focused show for Vice’s cable network. You need a vision for how to separate this show from all the other political shows out there, and the experience to execute it. Love of all the craziness that comes with politics is a must. </em></p>
<p><strong>In the short term… </strong><em>you will work with senior executives and the development team to develop and create the show - from original conception to final execution. You will be a part of the senior management staff, building out the show and hiring the team, then working to get it on the air flawlessly.</em></p>
<p><strong>After 6 months in this role… </strong><em>You’ll have full ownership of the show, tweaking the formula as needed and providing a confident execution of the final concept.</em></p>
<p><strong>And after a year.. </strong><em>You’ll be in the thick of an election, producing this show and working with senior leadership to guide Vice’s 2020 coverage.</em></p>
<p><strong>You have these:</strong></p>
<li><em>Extensive background in political news and distilling wonky information into something that matters</em></li>
<li><em>6-10 years control room experience, including experience with hosts, live content, and breaking news</em></li>
<li><em>Strong news judgment and excellent problem solver</em></li>
<li><em>Experience managing and leading a team of producers; assigning them to produce day-of and longer-term pieces</em></li>
<li><em>Experience managing a budget </em></li>
<li><em>Thrives in high-pressure, deadline-oriented situations</em></li>
<li><em>Excellent writing and editing skills; experience reviewing and revising scripts and rundowns</em></li>
<li><em>Collaborative team player with a positive attitude</em></li>
<p><strong>We’d love if you also had these:</strong></p>
<li><em>Experience working on long-form scripts and story arcs</em></li>
<li><em>Ability to pitch unique story angles and ideas for packages and specials</em></li>
<p>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<a href="https://viceguideto.vice.com/"> <strong>VICE Guide to VICE</strong></a></p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>If you require reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know.  We will work together to best meet your needs.</p>
<p><strong>Working at VICE</strong></p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p><strong>Equal Employment Opportunities:</strong> 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. </p>
<p>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, whetted her such sponsorship will be provided.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
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