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Senior Producer

26553

New York, NY, US, 10036

Production
New York
Full-Time

BET Networks,  a subsidiary of Paramount Global,  is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment,  music,  news,  and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States,  Canada,  the Caribbean,  the United Kingdom,  and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com,  a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment,  music,  culture and news; BET HER,  a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams,  BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live,  BET's growing festival business; BET Mobile,  which provides ringtones,  games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International,  which operates BET around the globe.

 

Overview and Responsibilities:

The overall department's mission is to produce best-in-class productions and executions to support Ad Sales initiatives. In addition, it is important we drive ratings and enhance viewer perception by developing equity-building advertising, promotions, public relations campaigns, special events, and pro-social efforts for Black Entertainment Television, Inc. and its associated networks including BET and BET HER. The ideal candidate will report directly to the Vice President of Brand Solutions, Ad Sales.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Produce and edit compelling vignettes, contests, sales tapes, sizzles and tune-in spots, and ensure fluidity in look, tune-in information, and accuracy of all messages for both client and BET
  • Manage ongoing client relationships including weekly client calls, ideation sessions, and development of timelines and deliver protocols
  • Lead field production shoots
  • Develop and reconcile production budgets along with Sr Coordinator consistent with overall sales goals
  • Work on other productions for Ad Sales Production as assigned
  • Coordinate with Vice President to organize and run weekly meeting schedules and overall project tracking
  • Collaborate with Brand Solutions group to handle receipt of Project Request Forms (PRF) and Project Authorization forms (PAF) in order to track and handle all ongoing ASP assignments
  • Nurture and maintain positive relationships with key Ad Sales clients, Producers, Editors, Copywriters and Production staff
  • Establish and maintain a solid understanding of the Black consumer & BET viewer
  • Work closely with BET Digital and all other BET departments to ensure inclusivity of all key messages
  • Understand all aspects of production, including promo/ vignette development, use of various editing systems including AVID and Pro Tools

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of experience in TV production at a television network or post-production facility
  • 5-7 years of experience in project management and customer service
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, film/video production, or another related field

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and superior customer service skills
  • Ability to work with clients and various departments
  • Ability to work on competing priorities, projects and deadlines
  • Quick problem solver with good judgment
  • Ability to build and reconcile all production budgets

 

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 

 

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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City