Field Producer, CNBC - #1687143


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Washington, DC
Contract type: Full time

CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage, business content and general news consumed by more than 544 million people per month across all platforms. The network's 15 live hours a day of news programming in North America (weekdays from 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC also offers content through its vast portfolio of digital products such as:, which provides financial market news and information to CNBC’s investor audience; CNBC Make It, a digital destination focused on making you smarter about how you earn, save and spend your money; CNBC PRO, a premium service that provides in-depth access to Wall Street; a suite of CNBC mobile apps for iOS and Android devices; Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice interfaces; and streaming services including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Samsung Smart TVs. To learn more, visit CNBC is a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corporation.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBCUniversal Media Village Web site at For more information about NBCUniversal, please visit

The Field Producer brainstorms and pitches ideas, research topics and works closely with reporter(s) to advance stories, break news and produce segments both in studio and in the field.

What you’ll do:

  • Working both independently and with reporters/anchors to produce original business news content, primarily for broadcast and additionally for digital and social.
  • Production responsibilities may include research, conducting interviews, writing and editing, field producing and overseeing editing.
  • Pitching story ideas and working on assigned stories developed by the editorial planning team.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with, and being knowledgeable of and current on companies in the universe of coverage.
  • Communicating clearly with reporter and field production crews to determine best coverage plan and live remote locations.
  • Maintaining all video/digital records, feed necessary and relevant video to bureau/headquarters, communicate to editors and/or desk producers how video should be cut/taken to air.
  • Communicating with CNBC News desk editors on available live times, understanding and owning all live hit requests, disseminating hit times to reporter and team on the ground. In the bureau/studio, working with reporter on day-of-air hits. Locating all video needed whether it be in-house archival or acquired through shoots, satellite feeds, company hand-outs.
  • Working with editors to create video elements for reporter live hits and produce packages, creating chyron elements in show rundowns, making sure all elements are done correctly.
  • Alerting reporter to any time changes or timing issues with hit.
  • Booking taped and live interview segments, thoroughly researching the guest/topic and conducting pre-interviews.
  • Taking ownership of the segment from pitch to production, including but not limited to: updating CNBC guest tracker, booking feeds, collecting relevant video, working with editors to cut elements for segment, summarizing pre interview for reporter or anchor, making certain of correct spelling and pronunciation of guest names and adhering to CNBC's booking policies.
  • Planning and contributing to digital and social coverage.
  • Keeping up-to-date on universe of coverage, flagging upcoming events in designated sectors to CNBC editorial planning team.

What you’ll bring:

  • At least 3 years booking, segment producing or field producing in live television environment with a demonstrated writing ability, research skills, communication skills and editorial judgment.

Additional Information: This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website

Desired Characteristics:

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments, while working with multiple reporters and editors on the broadcast and digital teams.
  • Experience with multiple forms of social media.
  • Experience with basic field camera operation (DV, DSLR), Avid iNews and content management systems.
  • Must be willing to travel, often with short notice.
  • Bachelor’s Degree

You’ll stand out if:

  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and interest in business news and current events and a familiarity with the media sector.

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by emailing [email protected].

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