News Producer

Cobird, Los Angeles, California

Date PostedJanuary 23, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
We are an early phase start-up company located in downtown Los Angeles. This is an exciting new venture which is projected to immediately become a significant player in the content creation, ecommerce and video space arena. Cobird will be a major disruptive force in the market place. We value diversity, working collaboratively as a team, and fostering synergies between our team member’s interests, skills and strengths. Our team members work hard, are dedicated to growing the company and passionate about creating a unique e-commerce platform with a unique shopping and social experience.

SUMMARY OF POSITION  
The News Producer will join a team of journalists who will design and start a new news organization dedicated to educating, enlightening and entertaining a millennial audience. Cobird is looking for an energetic professional with broadcast experience to help guide daily news shows for this startup news site. This News Producer should be well versed in the details of creating, from start to finish, daily video content with new methods of storytelling for young, idealistic and energetic audiences. The News Producer will also maintain and implement a high standard of journalism.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The News Producer will oversee and manage the creation of daily news shows for a startup website. Cobird News is looking for someone with the skills and abilities to create and manage a fast-paced studio-quality production. The News Producer will oversee the “broadcast” side of the organization and work with the Managing Editor and Assistant Editor to maintain the news voice and direction of Cobird News. As part of a small startup, this position will be required to take on a host of duties in the production of these shows, from start to finish, so strong script writing, camera and editing skills are required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Training:
 

  • The skills and knowledge that comes with the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as journalism, communications or English.
     

Related Experience: 

5 years of broadcast experience in a producing or editing role

Impeccable editing skills in a professional format video editor

Excellent studio management skills

Strong news judgment

Ability to discern the trending news that will grab our audience’s attention

Editing abilities required to complete digital journalism in written, audio and visual mediums

 

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excels in collaborating and working in a team environment
  • Ability work comfortably with people from different creative and technical disciplines 
  • Excellent problem solving skills  
  • Strong work ethic with exceptional project management skills  
     


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Percent of Time

  • Standing

10%

  • Walking

10%

  • Sitting

90 %

  • Use of hands, fingers

100%

  • Talk and hear

100%

  • Vision (ability to read fine print)

50%

 

ENVIRONMENT

  • Office environment
  • Fast paced, deadline driven


SALARY & BENEFITS

Salary will be based on experience.  We offer 100% paid medical, dental and vision.  

HOW TO APPLY

Submit resume, pertinent clips and cover letter to tflowers@cobird.com for further consideration.

 

CoBird is an equal opportunity employer. CoBird does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.


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