Interview Producer Current Affairs

Sydney, Australia
13 Mar, 2017 - 31 Dec, 2017

Come and join ABC News, the most respected name in news and current affairs. Our flagship brands include 7.30, Four Corners, Australian Story, AM and PM, ABC News on digital and social media, and the continuous news channels ABC News 24 and NewsRadio. Sixty per cent of Australians watch, listen or connect with ABC News every week.
ABC News is committed to career development: we look for potential and we invest in our people to be leaders in their fields. We believe in flexible approaches to working and in building diverse and collaborative teams.
About the Role 
Are you an energetic, highly motivated and experienced journalist? This is an exceptional 12 month opportunity to join the ABC’s nightly current affairs flagship program, 7.30, working alongside with some of the ABC’s most experienced and respected journalists. Reporting to the Executive Producer, your responsibilities will include:
Suggest, contact, pre-interview and book interview subjects.
Provide succinct and accurate research briefs for stories and studio interviews.
Work together with the Presenter to on-location interviews, coordinate all administrative arrangements, liaise with the director on studio interviews, direct crews on location, book satellites and studios for overseas interviews.
Edit interviews to required length, paying scrupulous attention to balance and context.
Work with the presenter on major live ABC broadcasts, such as the federal budget & election night.
Initiate, chase and secure original story packages and studio interviews with a view to breaking news and setting agendas.
Use the interview material to produce highly readable and watchable written and video content for the ABC’s digital platform and social media.
About You
You are an experienced and talented Producer who has demonstrated positive collaboration across a diverse variety of teams with the aptitude to act calmly and decisively in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent journalistic skills and judgement working in a digital news environment and a keen eye for strong and original content. 
Able to demonstrate initiative and drive to suggest and chase interesting and agenda setting interviews for the program.
A thorough understanding of television production techniques for long form stories.
Experience working on live television broadcasts & delivering content & talent under the pressure of live TV.
A strong grasp of political, social and economic issues with relevant contacts.
Knowledge of new media technologies and platforms. 
Excellent organisational and communication skills. Able to work in a very small team with tight deadlines.
We are also looking for people who can bring a perspective of culturally diverse communities and contribute to stories and conversations that reflect the broader Australian diversity landscape. 

Applications close 7 March 2017

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