Segment Producer Current Affairs

Sydney, Australia
9 Jan, 2017 - 30 Jun, 2017

Be a part of Australia’s independent national broadcaster.
Convenient CBD location in the heart of Ultimo (near Central Station)
Contract Vacancy for Approximately 6 Months

Join the team to develop a new weekly program hosted by Stan Grant
About ABC News.

Come and join ABC News, the most respected name in news and current affairs. ABC News comprises the nation’s leading independent news services on television, radio, digital and social media. We have a stable of flagship brands including 7.30, Four Corners, Australian Story, AM and PM, continuous news channels ABC News 24 and NewsRadio and international service the Asia Pacific News Centre.

About the Role
Are you an energetic, highly motivated and multi-skilled TV current affairs producer? This is a great initial 6 month opportunity to join ABC Current Affairs developing a new weekly program hosted by Stan Grant.

You will play a crucial part in this collaborative unit developing an exciting, new weekly program for ABC across all platforms. Reporting to the Executive Producer, you will:

Produce excellent stories covering wide range of subjects – from the personal, to local, to national through to international
Identify strong original stories for our program and guide them from initial stages to final delivery.

Assist in the production of same-day stories, researching talent, conducting interviews, selecting grabs, suggesting and shooting sequences.
Working together with your colleagues and actively contribute in the team production of long term projects.

At ABC News, we are 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 You

Bring your depth television production experience and passion to make a difference.  We are looking for someone who will have a commitment to editorial quality, and to producing dynamic and engaging news content that reflects the diversity of views and the wide cultural diversity of Australian society.
High-level experience in digital news, ideally working in a cross-platform filing environment.

High level research, field production and post production skills.
A strong grasp of social, political and economic issues with excellent contacts.
Experience in shooting video desirable.
Excellent communication skills. Able to work in a very small team and fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
You’ll have an open and collaborative approach as well as a genuine enthusiasm for sharing information, ideas and learning with colleagues.

We would love to see your work! Preference will be given to applicants with a strong body of work and a sophisticated understanding of high television production values, so please submit material with your application online (include examples, links to websites or attach audio/video files up to 5MB).

Through its services the ABC seeks to represent, connect and engage with all of the Australian community. In line with our focus on diversity, applications are strongly encouraged from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disabilities and a gender-balanced workforce.

Salary: $73K – $87K p.a. + choice of 15.4% super 

Applications close 22 December 2016

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