Program Producer

Work for us

CGTN America is looking for a producer to join our daily flagship news and current affairs program, The Heat.

The position is based in our Washington, DC broadcast center. The candidate should have the ability to work in a fast-paced, multicultural newsroom. General knowledge in international and Chinese news preferred. In addition to TV, we welcome fresh ideas on social media engagement.

Job title: Program Producer

  • At least 5 years news & talk show producing experience required.

Editorial responsibilities:

  • Pitch show ideas with emphasis on stories under-covered in Western media.
  • Conceive and implement show’s production and editorial direction.
  • Work closely with show’s anchor and show team.
  • Work with guest producers to find authentic guests for daily panels.
  • Compile editorial research and write questions for anchor.
  • Write show script.
  • Deliver under tight deadlines.
  • Have the ability to switch topics to accommodate breaking news.

Technical responsibilities:

  • Edit video elements – including SOTs and VOs for show.
  • Assign graphic elements with specific instructions for Creative Dept.
  • Build other production elements such as slide shows (GVOs).
  • Create show rundowns in ENPS.
  • Line produce live show from control room.
  • Supervise taped shows and handle post-production. This includes working with editor to trim show for length and clarity, add post-production elements, and check final version for quality control.

Digital responsibilities:

  • Produce short clips from shows and upload to digital platforms.
  • Build and upload web page of our daily show from preset template.

Other responsibilities:

  • Travel with anchor to produce shows on the road.
  • Conceive and execute special projects as assigned.



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