Producer, Booker VNT

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
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<p><strong>Booker, VNT</strong></p>
<p><strong>About VICE</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE is an international media company that captures people at the heart of all our stories. We focus 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. The company has 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.</span></p>
<p><strong>VICE x News</strong></p>
<p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">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.</span></em></p>
<p><strong>Role x You</strong></p>
<p><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE News is looking for a Booking Producer to be based in our Brooklyn office.  This role would primarily focus on guest idea generation for live and taped segments as well as the booking of those guests to support a wide-range of VICE News productions. Successful applicants will demonstrate expertise in the political and general news field. DC contacts a plus. </span></strong></p>
<p><strong>In the short term…</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pitching guests for segments and stories as well as booking the guests.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Working closely with producers to help them book smart guests.</span></p>
<p><strong>After 6 months in this role…</strong></p>
<p><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Attending briefings, press conferences and hearings for newsgathering and booking purposes</span></strong></p>
<p><strong>And after a year..</strong></p>
<p><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Networking and representing VICE News as needed at various events.</span></strong></p>
<p><strong>Qualifications</strong></p>
<ul>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A healthy rolodex of general news contacts.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bachelors/equivalent experience in journalism a must, as is knowledge of the current global media environment. </span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">3+years  experience in booking for broadcast news, special attention will be paid to people who have experience booking in the political news space</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Excellent research skills. </span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to persuade via written and verbal communication.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Demonstrated expertise in politics and news</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to work in a Mac work environment.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be a deadline-driven, goal oriented, multi-tasker.</span></span>
<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><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE offers comprehensive benefits and compensation package that is commensurate with experience and abilities. </span><strong>VICE editorial staff</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is represented by</span><strong> the Writer’s Guild of America East</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a labor union representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media and broadcast news.  </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">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.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">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.</span></p>
<p><strong>Equal Employment Opportunities:</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> 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, cre