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Interview Producer for Programming - Istanbul

We are now hiring for an Interview Producer - Daily Flagship in Istanbul.

The Interview Producer is responsible for assisting in researching, finding and delivering guest interviews for TRT World. You will maintain both your own contacts and be responsible for maintaining and improving TRT World's contacts database. You will offer up guests on your own initiative, and also deliver them according to the specifications of individual production teams. Exclusive interviews make news and the Interviews/Guest producer will be expected to endeavour to ensure that the mix of guests that appear on TRT World does not become formulaic.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Liaises with production teams on identifying potential topics for interview segments
Researches interview topics and individual guests, writing background briefs for presenters, production teams and reporters where necessary.
Books guests for TRT World and ensures that they make it to air, taking responsibility for arranging the logistics and liaising with the newsdesk over studio and satellite bookings.
Maintains a strong personal contacts book and maintains and improves the TRT World's contacts database. 
Participates in regular editorial meetings and keeps abreast of local, national, and international current events, as well as online news sources.
May be required to writes news copy and scripts to accompany pieces, and use newsroom desktop editing technology to cut pictures and interview clips.

KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

Experience in television news, including television news production.
An excellent contacts book and proven experience of delivering guests or exclusive interviews.
An inquisitive mind, good telephone manner and ability to convince guests to appear.
Capable of creatively developing interviews that will inform, enlighten, and entertain audiences.
Must be capable of working long hours, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, and holidays.
Fluent in both written and spoken English.
Minimum of 5 years experience required.

Why join us?
 
We need professionals who can help us take a thoughtful and authentic approach to storytelling and to find the human angle. Our content strategy will focus on finding innovative ways of reaching out and engaging our audience. Stories will be tailored for each platform to optimise engagement and interaction with the audience and to enrich content with their reaction, thoughts and creativity.
 
TRT World will differentiate from the crowded and competitive landscape of global news through our focus on newsgathering and fresh perspectives on the day’s events. Our “field first” approach means we will deploy our journalists to the heart of the story, breaking news on a global basis and bringing our audience closer to the event. 

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