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Editorial Producer (Temporary)

  • Job
    Mid Level
  • Media & Journalism
  • Washington, DC

AI generated summary

  • You need 3+ years of news production experience, strong political knowledge, talent development skills, multitasking abilities, a college degree, awareness of guests' political leanings, and strong organizational skills.
  • You will book panelists, conduct pre-interviews, react to breaking news, develop relationships, set up on-camera interviews, and travel when needed.


  • 3+ years of news production experience.
  • A strong knowledge of politics and current events --plus an aptitude for talent development.
  • The ability to multi-task and execute quickly.
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent in proven industry experience.
  • Awareness of guests/panelists political leanings.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple guests and to develop long-term relationships.


  • Booking four-person panels for a one-hour program and coordinating logistics (car travel, guestbook, makeup, etc.)
  • Conducting pre-interviews over the phone, keeping panelists up to date on topics and relevant research. Pitching new voices to join the show. Booking quickly in breaking news situations and working on future bookings.
  • This person must also be able to react quickly in breaking news situations and line up officials, lawmakers, outside reporters, and principals in a situation where the news happens while we are live as well as when news breaks during the day.
  • The Editorial Producer should also have a strong grasp on using social media to find people involved in breaking news situations in remote areas.
  • This person must also be able to develop and cultivate and maintain new guest relationships on behalf of the program and the network.
  • The Editorial Producer sets up on-camera interviews and b-roll shoots, researches and pitches provocative stories, and works contacts for long term booking opportunities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. Job may travel require for breaking news bookings and being in the control room during the show.


What are the main responsibilities of an Editorial Producer in this role?

The main responsibilities include booking panelists for the show, conducting pre-interviews, reacting quickly to breaking news situations, utilizing social media to find relevant guests, developing and maintaining guest relationships, setting up interviews and b-roll shoots, researching and pitching stories, and performing other assigned duties.

What qualifications and experience are required for this position?

The ideal candidate should have at least 3 years of news production experience, a strong knowledge of politics and current events, ability to multitask and execute quickly, a four-year college degree or equivalent industry experience, awareness of guests' political leanings, and strong organizational skills to manage multiple guests and develop long-term relationships.

Is travel required for this position?

Travel may be required for breaking news bookings and being present in the control room during the live show.

How does the Editorial Producer contribute to the show's success?

The Editorial Producer plays a crucial role in booking guests, conducting pre-interviews, reacting to breaking news, and developing relationships with guests to ensure a diverse and engaging lineup for the show. Their efforts contribute to the overall quality and success of the program.

Entertainment & Media

Mission & Purpose

Warner Bros. Discovery is a global media and entertainment company, known for producing and distributing a wide range of content, including films, television shows, and digital content. Their ultimate mission is to captivate audiences worldwide by creating compelling and innovative stories that entertain, inform, and inspire. With a strong focus on storytelling and creativity, Warner Bros. Discovery aims to enrich people's lives through entertainment and provide a diverse array of content across various platforms. Their purpose is to connect people through shared experiences and to continue being a leading force in the entertainment industry, shaping the future of entertainment in the UK and beyond.

Culture & Values

  • Act as one team

    Trust each other, succeed together, and grow together. Collaborate across teams and make decisions that are best for WBD overall. Prioritize growth, development, and well-being for our teams. Respect and support each other, and celebrate wins.

  • Create what's next

    Be curious, innovate, and focus on the future. Drive change, embrace disruption, and never stop learning. Use data and technology to transform what we create and how we tell stories and deliver. Experiment, fail fast, acknowledge mistakes and learn from them.

  • Empower Storytelling

    Put creators, consumers and partners at the center, and share extraordinary stories. Tell stories that entertain and inspire our viewers, communities, and each other. Foster creativity by giving the freedom to try new things and produce our best work. Deliver the best experience; anticipate what consumers want and be fan obsessed.

  • Champion Inclusion

    Empower others, have courage, and pursue equity. Amplify the voices of global storytellers to reflect audiences around the world. Intentionally seek out diversity, remove barriers, and create space for all to share ideas and be heard. Actively listen and lead with empathy, integrity, and transparency.

  • Dream it & own it

    Advocate the mission, move with speed, and drive results. Have an owner's mindset; bring a perspective, take decisive rapid action, and manage spend responsibly. Make clear choices, set ambitious goals, and be accountable for results. Speak up and fearlessly challenge the norm.