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Producer, Schemes project, Kyiv

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: BUKB123-2402


We are looking for a Producer to oversee different aspects of news and current affairs production, oversee correspondents and manage field logistics for them. You will be responsible for researching, finding, and delivering studio and remote guests/experts, managing bookings, production schedules and pitching story ideas. 

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as liaison with production teams and correspondents, participates in relevant production planning meetings as required. 

  • Manages field trips logistics, production schedules; works with correspondents to send information inquiries to ensure balanced reporting.   

  • Adheres to RFE/RL editorial standards at all times. Exercises sound editorial judgement. 

  • Develops and maintains an extensive and up-to-date database of contacts that covers different areas of expertise across Ukraine. 

  • Researches and gathers background information for the Service hosts and program teams, suggests unique angels of coverage. Manages broadcast logistics for guest interviews. 

  • Respond quickly to developing news stories to find appropriate guests and contributors; 

  • Participates in the editorial and planning meetings as required, offering creative, well-researched ideas. 

  • Regularly suggests viable coverage ideas (both content and format), and contributes to future program planning. 

  • Actively participates in program feedback sessions with fair and constructive comments, and contributes as a supportive member of the team. 

  • Is familiar with the Service’s output on all platforms, and strives to increase the Service’s impact 

  • Responds with flexibility to the location and time demands of journalistic work. 

  • Produces quality work right the first time round. 

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Education:

  • Undergraduate degree or certificate in communications film studies or journalism helpful but not required if candidate possesses the equivalent in experience.

Work Experience:

  • Newscast experience in a daily television news gathering operation including line and field production methods as well as studio-based live video production.
  • Must have completed training with control room operations during a live newscast as well as an understanding of principles of camera and audio board operation including camera switcher equipment and systems.

Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills, mandatory.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure and to use images and sound to achieve the Service Director’s vision, mandatory.
  • Should have a strong sense of news judgment, pace, and an eye for detail, mandatory.
  • An interest in international events and politics and familiarity regarding the situations in RFE/RL's target countries, desirable.
  • Creative ability to enterprise and innovate to create new ways to visually showcase high-impact stories, mandatory.
  • A proactive, can-do attitude, with excellent interpersonal skills are also needed to build positive relationships with team members as well as with external partners and outside broadcasters, mandatory.

Languages:

  • Broadcast region language native level - mandatory
  • English working proficiency

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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