News Producer

Posted On: June 8, 2016

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Democracy Now! Productions Inc.

Company Description

Democracy Now! is a non-profit news organization based inNYC. We produce a daily TV & Radio newscast that is carried by nearly 1,400 stations worldwide. Our website gets tens of millions of page views annually and we have more than a million followers across social media platforms. Everyone who works at Democracy Now! is committed to creating and distributing high quality independent news – it’s a great place to work.

Job Description

Democracy Now! seeks an experienced producer/journalist to join our team as a News Producer.

The News Producer will write headlines, research stories, book guests and help shape editorial content for the newscast and website. S/he will have impeccable news judgment, be an avid news consumer, thrive in the fast pace of live daily news, be an excellent writer and copyeditor for broadcast and web, have a good eye for editorial visuals and have a passion for Democracy Now! and independent news. S/he should also have a good sense of humor and work well in a team.

This position includes some shifts starting before 6am ET and occasional travel.

-Write headlines (news briefs) for the daily broadcast
-Research and pitch stories and headlines
-Write and edit scripts under deadline
-Identify, research, book & pre-interview guests
-Select compelling audio, video and graphics to enhance stories and headlines
-Provide show briefs to hosts, producers and crew
-Edit content for web and post stories to website
-Follow news developments throughout the day
-Produce on-air fundraising programs for public TV and radio stations
-Help maintain editorial calendar
-Other duties as needed

-3+ years journalism or news producing experience
-Impeccable news judgment
-Well acquainted with Democracy Now!
-Live broadcast news experience strongly preferred
-Avid global and domestic news consumer
-Excellent writing and copyediting skills
-Proven ability to work under tight, high-pressure deadlines
-Strong communication and collaboration skills
-Experience with content management systems
-Knowledge of SEO best practices
-Familiarity with social media
-Ability to multi-task in a fast paced news environment

This is a full-time New York City-based position with competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Democracy Now! is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply

This position will be filled as soon as possible. The review of applications will be on a rolling basis starting June 8, 2016.
To apply, please go to and submit the following:

-A complete chronological resume, including dates of employment
-A portfolio link or work sample
-The names and contact information for two references
-A cover letter that addresses the following points:
1. Why are you a good fit for this position?
2. How did you discover Democracy Now!?
3. Is there a story that we've covered that you found particularly interesting?

No phone calls.