The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer DC

The Job

The Senior Broadcast Producer for The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer is a leader who is responsible for planning, creating, & managing content for the program, including planning daily show rundowns, providing strategic vision for segments and bookings, managing producers, and managing the control room. This position reports to the Executive Producer. These include:

EDITORIAL & PRODUCTION - This position plans all aspects of the program’s editorial direction. Communicates and implements the creative vision for the show including proposing new program concepts and driving compelling and engaging storytelling. Makes crucial editorial decisions. Organizes and prepares content so that high-pressure deadlines are met. Is the point person for the Executive Producer and senior leadership during the day. Serves as Back-up Executive Producer when the EP is on vacation.

MANAGEMENT- Oversee staff to ensure high level of editorial and production consistency. Create opportunities for the development and growth of staff members in a creative, collaborative environment. Must have strong team-building skills and work well with fellow producers and crew.

STORY RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & PITCHING - Develop enterprise story pitches related to news topics of the day and relevant current issues. Read and monitor multiple and diverse sources of information and exchange ideas with the Executive Producer and bookers for angles on stories. Collaborate with Anchor, producers and correspondents on direction and production of stories.

BREAKING NEWS & NEWS COVERAGE - Accurate, rapid establishment of facts on a story that is developing. Coordinating reporting with others in network working on story, acquisition of live sources, communication with newsgathering desks regionally and nationally, access to developed network of previously established sources and quick response to booking guests and moving resources to cover breaking stories.

Experience / Skills


The Essentials

-The successful candidate for this position will have strong leadership, editorial, writing and control room skills with +10 years’ experience in television news, with at least five years as a show producer at a cable or broadcast network.
-The job requires previous experience as a senior producer on a live daily news show. It further requires strong feature and segment production, strong strategic vision for bookings, strong writing skills, extensive control room experience and a thorough understanding of news production.
-He/She must be a creative thinker who can generate numerous stories under intense deadline pressure and changing circumstances.
-This producer must be familiar with all aspects of television production including graphics, editing, digital newsgathering and live remote broadcasting and be comfortable working in a collaborative environment.
-A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience
-Must be able to work an extended schedule as the news cycle and deadlines require and to travel if needed.

The Perks
-Paid time off every year to volunteer
-Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
-2018 Best Company for Working Mothers
-2018 Best Company for Dads
-An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
-Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands