“Meet the Press,” the longest-running show in television history, seeks a strong coordinating booking producer for the Sunday morning broadcast, Meet the Press Reports and The Chuck Toddcast.
A demonstrated interest in and knowledge of American politics, a track record of booking high-profile guest interviews, strategic thinking and strong news judgment are required.
“Meet the Press” is more than just the number-one Sunday public affairs program. With a daily program on NBC News NOW, a morning newsletter, a weekly podcast; the annual “Meet the Press Film Festival” of short documentaries; and a weekly magazine show, Meet the Press Reports on NBC News Now, “Meet the Press” is the go-to brand for deep political reporting and indispensable analysis.
• Book a wide variety of national and international newsmakers for “Meet the Press”, “Meet the Press Reports” and “The Chuck Toddcast”, including key players at the White House, in Congress and other guests from various fields, specializing in national politics
• Develop and drive the short- and longer-term booking strategy across “Meet the Press” platforms, working closely with senior leaders of the team.
• Build and cultivate relationships with high-profile guests, securing top newsmakers when they are relevant
• Conduct pre-interviews, secure facilities for remote interviews and arrange transportation for guests
• Enterprise, conceptualize and pitch story and guest ideas for all “Meet the Press” platforms
• Anchor produce on Sunday mornings when required
• Be prepared to address late changes in the broadcast rundown at any time, including on weekends
• Work with technical managers to arrange studio logistics for live and taped interviews
• Work closely with the broader NBC News booking operation.
• Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
• Must have at least eight years of experience in live television, and a broad list of high-profile guest contacts
Additional Job Requirements:
• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
• Preferred Location: Washington DC
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Willingness to work on weekends, when required, and to be reachable at all times
• Some travel with the broadcast may be required, especially for events like key interviews, national political conventions and special broadcasts
• Previous high-level experience as a booking producer required
• Sound journalistic and news judgment, political experience, and strong diplomatic skills in dealing with
• Strong interest and knowledge of American politics a must
• Solid Rolodex
• Strong organizational skills required
• Must be detail oriented and exhibit grace under pressure in a breaking news environment
• Looking for team players who are self-starters and can troubleshoot logistical issues
• Creative thinkers who bring new ideas to news stories