TMZ is looking for an experienced Senior News Desk Producer to join our team. On a daily basis, the ideal candidate will be responsible for researching, identifying, and pitching news stories.
TMZ is looking for an experienced Senior News Desk Producer to join our team. On a daily basis, the ideal candidate will be responsible for researching, identifying, and pitching news stories. This position requires someone who is adept at enterprising stories, investigative reporting and breaking news within entertainment and pop culture. The ability to forge solid relationships and react quickly in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment is essential for success in this role.
- Ability to navigate through news, analyze content, and recognize big stories
- Provide original news angles and manage processes to follow those stories as they progress
- Keeping a finger on the pulse of trending news, both locally and nationally
- Knowledge of court proceedings, criminal and civil and ability to navigate through local court processes to obtain documents and information
- Strong telephone skills, including how to call law enforcement agencies, law offices, district attorneys and other official institutions which may aid in the fact-gathering process
- Ability to develop contacts, cultivate sources, and maintain relationships to aid in the news-gathering process
- 10+ years of progressive responsibility and experience within a network news, digital news outlet, or local station environment is required
- Ability to supervise news gathering while producing original content on your own
- Ability to work well under pressure and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
- Familiar with programs and processes such as LexisNexis, PACER, Outlook, and Word Processing, along with basic MS Office software
- Knowledge of social media, and ability to effectively use and monitor various platforms
Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $132,000.00-168,000.00 annually for California.