THE ROLE:

CoinDesk is looking for an On-Air Talent/Producer to join its growing digital video team. This person is ready to roll up his or her sleeves and be one the public faces of “CoinDesk TV” with an exciting slate of daily & weekly live and taped shows. She or he will also have the opportunity to report and produce special series and explainer video content. The ideal candidate MUST have a deep understanding and expertise in cryptocurrencies, blockchain and the fintech sector.  The on-air host will have impeccable editorial judgment, on-air presence and fantastic interviewing skills.  You will also play a critical role in ideating, developing and producing the show(s) you are hosting.  Most importantly, you must be a team player who leads by example and works well with your own staff as well as other departments.  This position is based at our headquarters office in New York City.

 

RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Working with the senior production & editorial leadership team (Executive Producer, Producer, Chief Content Officer, Managing editors etc.) to develop, launch and present original new live programs and special series on brand for CoinDesk
  • Collaborating closely with Senior Producer on the development of daily rundowns, story selection, bookings, graphics generation, video editing and script writing
  • Cultivating relationships, tapping into your rolodex and booking top guests who are newsmakers, influencers, analysts, experts
  • Conducting on-air interviews in studio and in the field;  writing, hosting, producing various programs 
  • Writing-up interviews from your show and filing the articles on CoinDesk.com
  • Responding quickly to breaking news and taking direction from senior line producer
  • Contributing and actively participating in coverage decisions for daily shows and longer-term special events & topics 
  • Adhering to company’s standards and practices and always exercising strong editorial judgment

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Highly collaborative, creative, and ‘bring it’ every day attitude
  • Solid news judgement & knowledge of cryptocurrencies, blockchain and fintech required
  • At least 3 years of on-air (on camera) experience at a broadcast or major online news publication; *Reel or links to video clips required
  • At least 2 years of production experience at a broadcast or digital news publication
  • Existing rolodex of newsmakers, experts, analysts and influencers in crypto, blockchain and fintech a huge plus
  • Must work well under daily deadline pressure and demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Creative and quick writing ability
  • Experience in newsroom content management systems (ie. WordPress, Arc) and rundown management tools (ie. ENPS, iNews, Rundown Creator etc.)
  • Social media savvy 
  • Must take feedback well and willingly from senior leadership on best practices and improvements to on-air delivery etc.
  • Flexibility in scheduling as we experiment with launching new video shows and multimedia products

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

In an effort to attract, retain, develop and promote the most qualified individuals, CoinDesk is committed to treating all applicants and employees in a nondiscriminatory manner with respect to the terms and conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status/service, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by applicable law. This mandate governs all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, promotion, training, education, social and recreation programs, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits.

For more information on our DEI initiatives, please visit: https://www.coindesk.com/dei/.

ACCOMMODATION

CoinDesk is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail to accomodations@coindesk.com and let us know the nature of your request.

COVID-19 VACCINATION

COVID-19 vaccination is required for all employees whose position is based out of the NYC office. However, CoinDesk will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons on a case by case basis. (edited) 

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