News Producer - TMZ Sports
TMZ SportsLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
TMZ Sports is looking for an experienced, motivated Producer to join our news operation. The ideal candidate is someone with an interest in sports and pop culture who can report and write web posts multiple times a day on a deadline. The candidate will be responsible for pitching and pursuing original story ideas daily, contacting sources, finding assets (photos, videos) and ultimately submitting for publication. In addition, the role also requires a basic knowledge of the legal system, and the ability to access information and/or records through police departments and courts. This position is based out of Playa Vista, CA.
• Write stories for TMZSports.com
• Ability to navigate sports and entertainment news, analyze content, and recognize relevant stories
• Maintain current/develop new contacts to aid in the news-gathering process
• Request legal documents and maintain records
• Stay up to date with trending national and international news
• Generate original news angles
• 3+ years of experience working in a newsroom environment as writer or reporter
• Professional skills required to develop sources, pursue and write stories, and break news
• A genuine interest in, and knowledge of sports, pop culture and news
• Basic knowledge of court proceedings, criminal and civil, and ability to obtain documents and information
• Ability to enterprise news stories
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
• Strong writing skills
• Strong attention to detail
TMZ is a workplace that requires the COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Requested accommodations/exceptions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with law.
TMZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $70,200.00-78,000.00 annually for California. This role is also eligible for various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
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