CGTN, Guest Interview Producer

Location
London
Salary
A competitive salary is available to the successful candidate.
Posted
02 Jul 2019
Closes
02 Aug 2019
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Internship
Hours
Full Time

An excellent opportunity to take responsibility for managing and co-ordinate guests with this global television network.


THE COMPANY:

CGTN – the China Global Television Network, its six TV channels – English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian and Documentary, and its digital media platforms were launched on December 31, 2016.

CGTN Europe is a fresh multimedia news channel from a modern, purpose-built newsroom in London’s Chiswick Business Park.

It will join the other regional CGTN hubs in Beijing, Nairobi and Washington DC in helping the network to set the news agenda across the UK and Europe, by broadcasting and publishing award-winning news and current affairs content that will provide a fresh take on European political, economic, social and cultural affairs.

THE ROLE:

We are now seeking a Guest Booker & Interview Producer to join the new team in London

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate the logistics for guests from start to finish, from selection to production stages. 
  • Pitch story ideas and select guests to add value to segments, working with a team of senior producers, editors, writers and reporters.
  • Research and prepare briefings on guests for producers and talent.
  • Expand a contacts database covering a variety of expertise including economic, political, lifestyle, social and entertainment.


THE PERSON

With significant experience in live television, ideally, at international news networks, you will possess a clear interest in across current affairs, arts, science and technology.

You will also:

  • Have an extensive network of contacts and experts, alongside superb research skills to develop working relationships with guests.
  • Express a clear understanding of how social media is used to cover and influence news events.
  • Demonstrate a proven editorial judgment.
  • Be a proven self-starter with initiative
  • Thrive under pressure, especially in a “start-up” broadcast and digital media centre environment.
  • Excel at work within a culturally and ethnically diverse office.


If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply by completing the application form below.

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