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Supervising Producer

Location: Victoria
Date Posted: 06/11/2017
Category: Producers    
Job Type: Full-Time
Close Date: Nov, 30 2017
Experience Level: 8+ Year(s)


The Sunday Project is looking for a Supervising Producer available to start in January 2018.
Our ideal candidate will have strong proven experience working in a senior editorial position on a nationally broadcast news and current affairs show.

You will be responsible for ensuring The Sunday Project daily story and news selection is on point with The Project ethos, whilst ensuring our competitive edge is upheld at all times.
Demonstrable experience managing a team in broadcast television is essential, as are industry references who can verify your innate decision making qualities, and ability to lead in a newsroom.

You will be comfortable in a Control Room, able to oversee a live broadcast environment and effective under pressure.

This full time position requires working weekends, and involves weekly travel.
The editorial office is based in Melbourne, and this position will require a presence in Sydney every Sunday.
Flexible travel arrangements are available.

• Determining the daily stories to be produced, and consulting with the Executive Producer and Network Executive on their suitability.
• Chairing the daily content and production meetings.
• Sub editing scripts to ensure the correct editorial messaging and tone is maintained.
• Prioritising and scheduling content development in line with topical imperatives.
• Run rehearsal & call the program live to air.
• Establish a rapport with the presenters and key stake holders to maintain the program’s production and editorial values.
• Advise the classification and legal advisers of the show of any relevant issues arising and to implement their advice where given.
• Generate original ideas and contribute to the editorial process including editorial comment on packaged content
• Comply with industry standard protocols and adhere to Network Ten workflows and procedures

This is a team-oriented role and requires a high level of communication and support to team members across all levels and respect for other team members’ responsibilities.

You are expected to possess and demonstrate the following skills:
• An intrinsic interest and passion for keeping informed about current social and political events and issues – both locally and internationally.
• The ability to delegate when required and oversee the work of others.
• Consistency and acknowledgement of production values to constructively supervise segment production, field story production, provide editorial and procedural feedback, and comment when required.
• Proactivity and problem solving skills.
• A keen interest and awareness of the Production’s viewership, their habits and expectations.
• An unbiased viewpoint with the ability to see beyond personal preference and guarantee objective decision-making.
• A clear and positive communication style that demonstrates an understanding of the various pressures on others in the team.
• Ability to function professionally in a high-pressure environment with daily deadlines.
• Awareness of classification and legal standards so that you have the ability to keep legal advisers of the show across any relevant issues, and implement their advice where given.

If you have all of the above and more, get in touch:

*Please note: Due to the high volume of applicants only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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