Segment Producer, Politics

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 6 days ago

<p><strong>Segment Producer, Politics</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 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.</p>
<p><strong>VICE x News</strong></p>
<p>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.</p>
<p><strong>Role x You</strong></p>
<p>As a politics segment producer, you will work on guest and panel segments related to current and past political events. You should have a deep understanding of the political climate in the US and how it relates abroad. You understand how to produce a conversation that’s smart and not a regurgitation of talking points, or news that’s been blasted all over other networks and platforms.</p>
<p><strong>In the short term…</strong> you will pitch panel and guest ideas and angles, then work with the show teams to make segments of compelling conversations. You’ll use elements of video and sound and graphics where needed, and work with the production team to make them awesome.</p>
<p><strong>After 6 months in this role…</strong> You will have a sense of what works to differentiate Vice in the politics-talk sphere and how to home in on those kinds of conversations on TV.</p>
<p><strong>And after a year…</strong> You will be pushing to cover more interesting angles, in more unique ways and building a deep rolodex of the smartest political minds out there that Vice viewers want to hear from.</p>
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<p><strong>Qualifications</strong></p>
<p><strong>You have these:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Excellent news judgment and particularly strong knowledge of politics</li>
<li>Excellent communicator - with host, senior staff, and production crew</li>
<li>Collaborative team player with a positive attitude</li>
<li>Able to develop a unique “take” on the day’s political news</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>We’d love if you also had these:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Relationships with potential political panelists and guests (faces you won’t see everywhere else on TV)</li>
<li>Experience working in Washington, DC in the political sphere</li>
<li>Political Science or similar degree or equivalent experience</li>
<li>Ability to develop and pitch unique story ideas and angles, with research to back it up</li>
<li>Excellent writing skills</li>
</ul>
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<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>
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<p><strong>Working at VICE</strong></p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</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>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. </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, whether 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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