C-SPAN
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Assists Producers in preparing American History & Book TV programs. This includes learning to use the program management tools employed at C-SPAN, watching and logging events for multiple C-SPAN platforms, creating graphics, answering phones during live programs and performing several other editorial and administrative duties needed for the smooth functioning of the AHTVBTV unit.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Media logs and edits history and book programs.
  • Learns and utilizes fully and competently the company's systems for program management and record keeping, especially Dalet (program management system). Keeps detailed and accurate information about AHTV & BTV programs including quality of program and ideological rating. Tracks programs through the process to ensure they don't get lost.
  • Assists Producers in preparing taped and live programs.
  • Assists in live productions by answering viewers' phone calls, field producing and other duties as needed.
  • Types graphics accurately.
  • Other duties as assigned, including working with other units such as the Washington Journal.

BACKGROUND/SKILLS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Political Science, History, English or Radio/TV.
  • Minimum one-year relevant work experience.
  • Ability to work independently as well as under direction of Producers within strict time constraints.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and consistently perform in a highly detailed environment.
  • Strong knowledge of and interest in history, non-fiction books and public policy.
  • Proficient use of various software programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of C-SPAN programming and philosophy.
  • Adaptable to changing priorities and ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and workweek schedule, including regularly working on weekends.
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