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New York, NY, US, 10019

New York
Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)

This is a full time position with the Late Show.


The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is hiring a Field Producer. This person is responsible for the execution of comedy segments within the show, both live and on tape, and will generate ideas, pitch comedy and collaborate with writers/producers/director/crew on each segment. Must be accustomed to working under tight deadlines and have experience working with talent. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work on quick turnaround and large production pieces in the field and in-studio, taped and live.
  • Pitch creative ideas and oversee the development, production, and editing of scripts and segments that have been pitched by writers.
  • Oversee the pre-production of all elements with various departments (wardrobe, props, scenic, etc).
  • Direct all elements on set (talent, cameras, lighting, etc).
  • Oversee post production of pieces (working directly with show’s editors and graphic artists).
  • Run production meetings.
  • Manage an Associate Producer who will assist in selection elements, drafting of call sheets, schedules, and various logistics for shoots.
  • Work with production to ensure segments stay within budgetary constraints.



  • Minimum three years’ experience as a Field Producer or Director in Late Night/Comedy/Variety.
  • Must be able to travel for shoots outside of NY, domestically and abroad.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines with fast turnarounds.
  • Ability to shoot and edit a plus, but not necessary.
  • Must be a member, or prepared to join, the Directors Guild of America as producer will also serve as Segment Director for many of their segments.
  • As part of the commitment to health and safety, The Late Show requires COVID-19 vaccines and COVID-19 booster shot (if eligible according to CDC guidelines) for current employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law.

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