UNC-TV seeks a freelance producer to manage and create multimedia content for the Black Issues Forum series, a weekly roundtable featuring African American perspectives about local and national news, people, and subjects. This full-time, temporary position will be responsible for researching and developing stories, writing, editing, and working closely with the host and senior producer plus the UNC-TV team. Must be available to travel within North Carolina.

This position will serve as a producer for Black Issues Forum--a multiplatform series undergoing a rebrand to launch afresh in the Fall of 2020. It will be comprised of 26 half-hour shows featuring a regular rotating panel of thought leaders and special guests, recorded in studio weekly and post-edited with video, images, text, and graphics for delivery via broadcast and online. The series will provide viewers a balance of views and civil discourse on the week’s trending topics, thematic series, and occasionally, focused interviews on timeless matters.

Experience / Skills

The producer will be responsible for:
o collaborating with the host and senior producer to develop the content for the series.
o researching topics, writing, editing, and executing the production, distribution, and promotion plans.
o producing short feature content to set-up episodes.
o scheduling program guests and handling their arrival and departure on studio recording dates to include advance testing of connections for videoconferencing in order to facilitate prompt arrival and participation.
o running the production on studio recording days to include delivery of scripts, graphics, video roll-ins, deadroll music, or other show elements; communicating with the director and crew.
o line producing and timekeeping; working with the post-production editor to deliver both a promo for the show plus the final show.
o upon review and sign-off by the senior producer, delivering this content to captioning and the marketing/promotions team; and uploading all content to Media Manager and YouTube Channel.
o This position will also monitor discussions for episodes live-recorded or streamed on various social platforms.

Each show will feature the following elements:
• Short-form content (2-3 minutes) that sets up the discussion; may consist of man-on-street interviews, a brief profile; or a feature story.
• Topical discussion featuring engaging conversations with the panel and/or guest(s).
• A robust engagement plan utilizing social media and other engagement tools.

This full-time, temporary freelance position will start mid-August, and last for roughly eight to nine months. The hourly rate for this position will be $28-$32 commensurate with experience.

For priority consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume before July 30, 2020 to Senior Producer Deborah Holt-Noel – dnoel@unctv.org

About UNC-TV

On air, online and in person, UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina connects North Carolinians to each other, the world and endless possibilities. Through its unique partnership of public investment and private support, the statewide network includes in-person engagement, digital-first social and online content delivery, and four over-the-air channels—UNC-TV PBS & More, the North Carolina Channel, Rootle 24/7 PBS KIDS and the Explorer Channel – and now streaming on YouTube TV. Additionally, it provides emergency services support for the state and free educational services and resources for teachers. Visit unctv.org and join the conversation by connecting at facebook.com/publicmediaNC,instagram.com/publicmediaNC and @publicmediaNC on Twitter.