Associate producer

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Associate Producer CGTN

Responsibilities: The Associate Producer is responsible for assisting in all aspects of segment production of TV newscasts and occasionally for digital production.

The AP will be locating, viewing, and editing videotape for broadcast. The AP needs to be up-to-date on international news and keep track of multiple show rundowns to ensure that all video footage ready for air. Must be able to quickly turnaround video while on air and during breaking news situations.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Notify control room/ line producer of images coming in for Breaking News
  • Straight cut video and work with editors when needed
  • Available to assist producers with desktop editing
  • Help coordinate incoming material for both news and digital during breaking news
  • Ensure video producers are aware of video restrictions and contracted media is purged once it has lapsed
  • Writing stories for air and digital
  • Researching stories
  • Gathering elements and sharing with CCTV HQ
  • Viewing all video before writing
  • Explaining edit instructions in detail on script
  • Pitching story ideas (day-of, next day, futures)
  • Working directly with graphics department to create show graphics

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in news and digital production preferably in an international environment
  • A relevant bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to work flexible hours (including nights and weekends), ability to work under tight deadlines, ability to work under pressure, and during breaking news

Desired Characteristics:

  • Ability to work in a small team under pressure
  • News knowledge with strong writing skills
  • Knowledge of/Experience with International news
  • Flexibility to fill multiple roles and to work in an inclusive team work environment
  • Journalism degree, web news experience and a second language are all pluses



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