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Producer

West Hollywood, CA · Art/Media/Design
OWN is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand - and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.


Position Title: Producer
 
Position Summary: The Producer is part of team of creative television producers who are responsible for a variety of award-winning non-scripted interviews, specials and events that appear on OWN.  Daily, the producer will work on a variety of different projects and shows at one time in support of the Executive Producers and should be able to juggle multiple deadlines at a time. 
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Generate ideas for show content based on programming needs
  • Source locations for shoots
  • Research facts and information to support script writing
  • Interface with VIP talent on logistics, planning, etc.
  • Book and schedule interviews both virtually and in-person
  • Write scripts for show hosts
  • Travel to various locations to interview show guests
  • Collaborate with editors and graphic designers to write, edit, and deliver video content
  • Oversee show delivery while coordinating with a variety of departments: Legal, Clearance, and Public Relations
  • Assist Executive Producers in all needs
 
Requirements: 
 
  • BA or BS in Broadcast Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Film/TV or a related field is preferred.
  • Minimum five years of experience working as a producer on a major unscripted television show or talk show.
  • Must have experience producing, editing, or shooting video or interviews.
  • Must be digital savvy by researching talent, trends, and emerging stories.
  • Must be proficient in Google docs, Microsoft Suite, Zoom, etc
  • Must be able to communicate effectively – verbally, in writing and in person.
  • Able to work well with team members in a fast-paced environment, able to work weekends.
 
EEO Statement:
We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.
 
 
 

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