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Company: Yahoo! Studios
Position:
The Daily Ticker Producer
Location:
New York
Job Status:  Freelance
Ad Expires: 
April 23, 2013
Job ID: 1477576

Description:

We’re looking for a creative, driven, experienced lead show producer to work on our daily financial news show, The Daily Ticker. We produce several live-to-tape segments a day, usually in studio but also in the field.  

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of experience working in financial TV leading a show staff and booking A-list on-camera guests, including White House and Congressional leaders, top investors and corporate leaders. A sophisticated knowledge of economics and financial markets is highly preferred, paired with a broad cultural awareness, an instinct for what “clicks” and a sense of humor.  

The job requires a journalist who is a highly motivated newshound. You need to pitch timely, smart segments. You need to be able to multitask and execute an idea from start to finish – communicating with guests, juggling schedules and feeds, preparing research, assembling full screens and banners and art, posting the video online, and writing excellent blog posts and headlines. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and independent worker. At the same time, he or she must be adaptable and flexible, a team player who is able to mix easily and work effectively in our highly collaborative newsroom and company. You should love your profession and practice it with integrity and enthusiasm. You need to be responsible and 100% reliable.

Responsibilities:

·      Generating exceptional story ideas, including breaking news and creative story angles

·      Coordinating story coverage with hosts, producers, and studio production staff

·      Booking A-list guests, requiring excellent communication skills

·      Handling scheduling – with guests, studios, feeds

·      Writing lower third banners and blog posts

·      Tracking, analyzing and driving results

·      Making sure content both meets our standards and serves our audience needs???

·      Participating in social media and achieving an active rapport with users

·      Collaborating with colleagues within Yahoo! Finance and across Yahoo!

·      Pitching content to editorial teams within Yahoo! and to the Web at-large

·      Fielding and attracting quality tips and inquiries from various sources

·      Providing photo assistance and guidance with regard to gathering, editing and crediting

·      Keeping an eye out for emerging trends

·      Actively contributing to the betterment of Yahoo! Finance and Yahoo! broadly

 

 Requirements:

·      Experience leading a team of talent and production staff and helping set the editorial direction for a show.

·      5 plus years of experience in financial journalism and/or booking of A-list guests; experience online specifically is a plus

·      Knowledge of news video/live and taped TV production

·      Excellent research and writing skills

·      Strong grammar, copyediting and communication skills  

·      Familiarity with SEO, RSS, Twitter, Facebook and other social media

·      Basic HTML and experience with blog publishing and content management systems

 

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