Climate Crisis Bureau: Producer

theRealNewsBanner

The Real News Network is currently seeking an experienced Producer to lead our Climate Crisis Bureau (CCB). The goal of the CCB is to become a major daily video climate news service that serves as a critical link in the effort to investigate the climate crisis, fight for effective solutions and transition to an equitable, sustainable and green economy.

ABOUT US: The Real News Network produces independent, verifiable, fact-based video journalism that engages ordinary people in solving the critical problems of our times. The network is non-profit, and supported by members, individual donors and foundations. We do not accept advertising, government funding or corporate money.

JOB SUMMARY: The CCB Producer will oversee the daily production and distribution of content into a range of broadcast channels and media outlets, manage editorial calendars, identify content needs, meet high-volume content goals, and liaise with editorial and production staff to develop compelling content offerings for various partners and lead TRNN in fulfilling the goals of the Climate Crisis Bureau Proposal.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Daily news production –
  • Build and oversee experienced and talented team of climate journalists to report on climate science and urgency of the climate crisis, and produce groundbreaking investigative journalism and in-depth interviews on proposed solutions and models of change
  • Pitch daily on national and international news stories as they relate to climate
  • Content research and story development for CCB
  • Detailed fact-checking of all stories
  • Research databases and file FOIAs
  • Write video news scripts
  • Work with producers and editing staff to enhance news pieces by locating relevant videos, graphics, charts and other visual elements

The Real News Network · 231 Holliday Street · Baltimore, MD · 21202 · USA · Tel.: 410-800-4295 www.therealnews.com

  • Work with studio technicians to produce interviews as they take place, indicating where visual elements should be added, including during live shoots
  • Meet daily deadlines in a high-energy work environment
  • Post-produce and edit news pieces with Adobe Premiere
  • Oversee distribution of content and establish CCB webpage to aggregate the best climate reporting from scientific and news organizations
  • Establish creative opportunities for public engagement on local and state initiatives through activities including but not limited to petitions, town halls and live streamed events featuring scientists and thought leaders
  1. Long-term public engagement projects:
  • Help establish local bureaus nationwide including coverage from Capitol Hill and the White House
  • Help establish bureaus internationally with a global network of journalists and activists, especially in the global south, the place most affected by the consequences of climate change
  • Establish creative opportunities for public engagement on local and state initiatives through activities including but not limited to petitions, town halls and live streamed events featuring scientists and thought leaders
  • Produce short documentary films like our “Trump, The Koch Brothers, and Their War on Climate Science” and “The Bizarre Billionaire that Backed Bannon and Made Trump President”

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Broadcasting or related field; or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience, either at a research institute or in journalism
  • Proven track record of work in the environmental movement or environmental journalism
  • Expert project management skills with proven capacity to meet and exceed editorial objectives and deadlines

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

The Real News Network · 231 Holliday Street · Baltimore, MD · 21202 · USA · Tel.: 410-800-4295 www.therealnews.com

  • Knowledge of environmental science, key players in environmental movements nationally and internationally, and link between environmental issues, public health and social justice
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Investigative research, news research and fact finding skills
  • Excellent team management skills
  • Knowledge of national and international political and social affairs, and interest in upkeep with the news cycle
  • Ability to complete tasks in an organized manner under high-stress situations
  • Excellent organizational and logistics expertise
  • Knowledge and understanding of various media platforms, including broadcast, web and mobile
  • Strong computer skills, with basic understanding of multimedia file formats

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • Competitive salary; commensurate with experience
  • Generous benefits package
  • Please send your cover letter, resume and at least 3 work samples to [email protected]