Position: Associate Producer

Company: DeSales Media Group (News Content Group)

Reports to: Executive Producer

Overview:

Currents News is looking for an experienced, ambitious, and creative journalist who can jump into a fast-paced newsroom environment to assist in the production of a Catholic–based TV news program. If you are looking for a fantastic opportunity where you will be able to contribute your experience and grow into a producer role, this is it. The associate producer wears multiple hats and plays a vital role in the day-to-day production of the newscast. You will work closely with the EP, reporters, and production staff. You will contribute by pitching stories, writing scripts, editing video, help with breaking news, learn how to line produce, write in-house packages, assist with the running of the assignment desk, and contribute to other brands within the news department.

Responsibilities:

  • Write vos and in-house packages
  • Pitch and develop stories
  • Produce interview segments with supportive material such as video, sound bites, and ordering graphics
  • Edit short vides for vos, vo/sots, and interview segments
  • Learn how to line produce under the direction of the EP, and then fill-in for them when they are absent
  • Work closely with the assignment desk to communicate story and information needs
  • Fill in and assist on the assignment desk, as required
  • Train new writers and interns
  • Assist with field requests from reporters on obtaining file video and/or creating graphics
  • Print scripts and distribute rundown before the program is recorded.


Background, Skills, Requirements:

  • Degree in journalism, broadcast news, or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of experience in a newsroom
  • Exceptional news judgment and knowledge of how to avoid copyright infringement
  • Ability to edit on Adobe Premiere or equivalent
  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  • Experience working on digital platforms with ability share content on social media
  • Strong and proven ability to multi-task and to work under deadlines
  • Willing to work late hours and weekends, as needed
  • Basic knowledge of Catholic Church, teachings, and traditions is a plus


About DeSales Media Group:

DeSales Media Group is the non-profit communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Services include media relations and strategy, marketing and social media, ad sales, educational support, video production, large events, and news content. DeSales Media Group operates NET-TV, a cable television channel that reaches more than two million people in the New York area. Its news group produces a nightly television program, two award-winning newspapers (The Tablet and Nuestra Voz), and is growing its digital department, which produces original news and informational content. We don’t just cover our own backyard. We go where the news is happening. Recently, our reporters traveled to Puerto Rico, Texas, Colombia, Rome, and Hong Kong, Panama, and Ireland. The news department is the only outlet in the country to offer extensive live coverage of papal trips and recently completed live coverage of World Youth Day in Panama, and more than 40 hours of live in-depth reporting World Meeting of Families. DeSales Media is growing. We will soon be moving into a new building, which includes a state-of-the-art newsroom and studio. DeSales is looking for creative and experienced professionals who are motivated to make a difference. The company offers competitive salaries, and many benefits including comprehensive medical and dental benefits, paid time off, 403b, and company-funded pension.