Job Opportunity: Seeking Producer for a Live, Weekly Webcast about NY’s Tech Sector

  • By Newmark J-School Staff

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is planning to launch a live, weekly webcast about New York’s technology industry as part of the TWiT — This Week in Technology — network.

The show will feature discussion of New York’s technology scene with a regular host, Jeff Jarvis (CUNY J-School professor and a cohost of the network’s This Week in Google), a rotating cast of co-hosts, and guests from New York startups, venture-capital firms, incubators, media companies, universities, government, and elsewhere.

We are seeking a producer to help launch and produce the show. We need someone who can start in January 2016 and work full-time on this project for the next six months. Once the show is up and running, the producer position, which is grant-funded, is envisioned as a part-time, 20-hours-a-week job.

The producer will begin by spending about a week at TWiT’s headquarters in Petaluma, CA, learning both the format and the technology. Back in New York, the producer will help with the design and creation of a simple set in the school’s broadcast studio and ensure that TWiT’s technological requirements are met for the show’s successful distribution.

Students and alumni from the Journalism School will assist the producer by researching topics for each show and identifying and booking guests. Like all TWiT shows, this one will be chatty, entertaining, and informative.

Working with Jeff Jarvis and with advice from TWiT’s headquarters, the producer will create a format for the show and produce more than one pilot run-through by the launch in May. Once the role evolves into a part-time position, the producer will work with students to oversee the topics for each show, run the board, and deal with post-production distribution with TWiT headquarters.

Candidates should have a love of webcasts, a deep interest in and, ideally, connections with New York’s tech scene, great organizational skills, a willingness to break formats and embrace new technologies, and a desire to have fun. The salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send your resume, a cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in the position, and three references to by Monday, Dec. 21.  Make sure to put “TWiT Producer” in the subject line of your email. 

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