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Booker

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Booker

• Intermediate Level

Summary

We're looking for a full-time Talent Booker in LA to support a pop culture/entertainment news operation based out of Los Angeles.

Category Booking 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Sep 30, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Reporting into the Sr Executive Producer and Executive Producers, as well as working closely with our Producers and Production teams, this role will be responsible for booking in-studio and remote guests for programming based in New York/Los Angeles. Must be comfortable working across all media; on air, digital, and social media.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Research and book timely guests for both daytime/evening programming formats, red carpet, and awards shows based out of Los Angeles, with remote capability in NY
  • Pursue breaking news guests as news warrants
  • Pitch guest ideas and proactively seek out guests to appear
  • Coordinate logistics for guest arrivals and assist guests to the set for their appearance in conjunction with the producing teams where available
  • Establish and maintain relationships with media relations and public relations contacts in the industry
  • Attend shoots, red carpet, awards shows, and production events as needed
  • Communicate directly with Producers before show to ensure segment and producers’ expectations are in line with guest’s expectations
  • Provide research packets, when necessary, to producing teams and help gather elements
  • Flexibility in role within the team and within the company, including working across multiple formats and departments as needed
  • Contribute towards building the brand identity
  • Strong communicator who can pitch ideas to the team and stakeholders, take and deliver feedback constructively, and cultivate a team environment of communication and accountability
  • Offer a range of creative paths, where appropriate, as part of the creative development process
  • Creatively ambitious, willing to take risks and have fun
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
Basic Requirements:
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar role within a television broadcast, news station, network or creative agency environment
  • Candidates must have existing relationships with contacts in the entertainment industry
  • Must be a current contractor with Access to apply
Desired Characteristics:
  • A passion for television in general and entertainment news
  • Awareness of trends, viral videos, and breaking news across all social media platforms
  • An understanding of current trends in the industry, social media, OTT, etc.
  • Knowledge of network launch, sweeps, and award shows strategy preferred
  • Self-motivated with ability to prioritize and multitask a wide range of responsibilities
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines within a prescribed budget
  • Good interpersonal skills, both in contributing to the creative team as well as in representing the organization to outside parties
Additional Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must have ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings due to news cycles and breaking news
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
  • Must have work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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