Line Producer, Cnbc

NBC Universal Englewood Cliffs , NJ 07632

Posted 3 weeks ago


The Line Producer for Squawk on the Street is responsible for managing line production for 1 hour of a live 2-hour show, 5 days a week Monday to Friday.

Responsibilities of the Line Producer could include, but are not limited to:

  • Taking ownership of rundown creation and management. Overseeing rundown changes throughout the day and relaying changes and atypical segments/teases to show technical staff

  • In the control room, keeping show on time and calmly communicating changes and breaking news during the show to anchors and technical operations team

  • Previewing accuracy of upcoming video, graphics and lower thirds; calling relevant elements for segments during the show

  • Writing and producing creative and compelling copy and teases

  • Pitching original guest and segment ideas daily, tapping into a broad array of sources for ideas

  • Recognizing business stories that would make compelling television

  • Using leadership skills to motivate and mentor segment producers and news associates on the team

  • Partnering with internal departments, such as graphics and technical operations, to execute needed effects for the show

  • Creating stock charts, lower-thirds, video and graphics. Liaising with other departments as needed (such as Assignment Desk, Graphics, Tech Ops, Satellite Operations) to place and follow-up on requests

  • Developing and producing live and taped guest segments as needed

  • Implementing and working independently with guidance from Senior and Executive Producer

  • Being the last line of defense before content goes to air


  • At least 5 years of experience segment producing and/or booking in a live television environment with demonstrated written communication and research skills

  • At least 1 year of experience working in a live television line production capacity with a demonstrated ability to communicate, manage and lead in the control room

  • Strong editorial judgment is essential - must be able to make quick editorial decisions while remaining calm under pressure

Desired Characteristics

  • Prior experience as a Line Producer in a top 20 news market, national platform, business or hard-news environment is strongly preferred

  • Passion for business news and the markets and prior experience at a financial news network or publication is strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of current events, tech trends and pop culture

  • Excellent interpersonal skills combined with a strong sense of how to visually tell a compelling story are also important

  • Willingness to accommodate a demanding production schedule and flexibility to work weekends/evenings when and as required.

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