Interview Producer

Full Time
Sydney NSW
Posted Today
Job description

In your role as an Interview Producer you will be responsible for booking guests to appear within Sky News bulletins and programmes, with a focus on politics. You are responsible for writing and editing content associated with on-air guest segments while liaising with Presenters, Programme Producers and senior staff to execute coverage.


What’s the role?

  • Arrange interviews with guests to appear within Sky News bulletins and news programmes.
  • Coordinate interview logistics including airtime, studio location, studio bookings and cameras.
  • Ensure interviewees are equipped with the necessary technical equipment for broadcast including familiarising them with Zoom/Skype or other video conferencing programs.
  • Optimise the visual component of the interview through communication with the interviewee prior to the broadcast.
  • Research interview topics and prepare questions/intros for on-air Presenters.
  • Prepare production elements of interviews, including footage and on-air graphics.
  • React to breaking news and use your contact list to arrange guests that are suitable for developing stories.
  • Cut overlay and produce straps for guest segments.
  • Prepare future interviews and on-air material.
  • Be prepared to assist Producers with sourcing and editing news coverage.
  • Complete and comply with all News Corp and ANC policies, including ANC’s Social Media Policy, News Corp Global Standards etc.


Who you are

  • Experience in a live news and/or broadcast setting, coupled with relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional organisational skills.
  • Sound editorial judgement.
  • The ability to work under pressure in a LIVE and fast-paced news environment.
  • Initiative to contact and source guests without instruction and supervision.
  • Experience with Quantel & ENPS desirable.


What’s in it for you?

  • An opportunity to innovate, challenge the norm and pioneer the way forward.
  • A truly collaborative environment.
  • Variety of work where no two days are the same.
  • Work with some of Australia's most recognised and prestigious brands.
  • Make a difference as part of Australia’s most influential media organisation.


Who are we?

Sky News is Australia’s leading 24-hour multi-channel and multi-platform news service provider.

Operated by Australian News Channel Pty Ltd (ANC), a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, its channels include Sky News Live, Sky News Weather, Sky News Extra, Sky News UK, FOX SPORTS News and Australia Channel for international audiences.

Sky News Australia also operates a national digital network reaching millions of Australians each month across digital platforms including SkyNews.com.au, YouTube, Facebook and News Corp Australia websites.

Sky News Australia’s unrivalled broadcast and digital news content features award-winning journalists, exclusive insights from the biggest names in politics, ground-breaking special investigations.


What’s next?

Apply now or for more information on careers at News Corp Australia visit www.newscorpaustralia.com/careers


Diversity strengthens our national teams and newsroom as we seek to tell stories that represent the communities of Australia. Our people make us unique, and so we are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability or gender identity. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply!

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