C-SPAN
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Seasonal

(THIS POSITION STARTS ASAP AND ENDS 3/31/20)

GENERAL FUNCTION:
To produce C-SPAN's coverage of Campaign 2020 including identifying candidate forums to cover, preparing them for use on all platforms, producing specials on the candidates and issues, posting content on the network's website and using social media to communicate to our audience. In addition, shoot and edit vignettes showing the retail politicking and grassroots effort involved in running for President.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follows presidential politics 2020 closely including developing and maintaining contacts with each campaign.
  • Identifies, researches and decides which "Road To The White House" campaign events to cover.
  • Works with Assignment Desk to hire crews and coordinate logistical information for live feeds, tape playbacks and tape shipments of these events.
  • Produces event coverage for use on all platforms, including line-producing primary/caucus night coverage.
  • Produces live or taped studio programs around key events and uses C-SPAN's archival programming to produce specials on the candidates' position on issues.
  • Produces 2020 convention coverage in Milwaukee and Charlotte.
  • Produces third party campaign events/conventions and forums.
  • Assists with any editorial guidance to C-SPAN.org and other C-SPAN platforms.
  • Provides regular updates on social media to highlight and promote our campaign coverage.
  • Keeps editorial team and Operations Managers apprised of our political programming.
  • Other duties as assigned, including shooting and/or editing video verte' "Road To The White House" vignettes.

BACKGROUND/SKILLS:

  • Strong interest in and knowledge of presidential politics.
  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four years of television production experience required.
  • Experience in shooting and editing preferred.
  • Knowledge of C-SPAN's editorial mission and style.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills necessary.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have an adequate credit rating to quality for a company-issued credit card.
  • Willing and able to travel often throughout the year.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of social media.
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