Mic is a diverse news and media company for young people. Our mission is to inform, inspire, and empower our generation to make change happen. Each month, more than 65 million young people rely on Mic to make sense of the world.

Mic is looking for a casting director to join the team in our NYC studios. This new team member will help be responsible for the strategy and management of Mic's unscripted casting, with a focus on the Live/broadcast news efforts.

The casting director will report to Mic’s Executive Producer.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attach broadcast anchor and host talent to Mic's Live programming arm, that will be focused on Live content for third party networks and platforms
  • Attach onscreen talent with a strong fit with Mic to projects in development for Visions, Mic’s premium non scripted original production arm, that will be producing content to pitch and sell to third party networks and platforms
  • Cultivate strong relationships with both emerging and experienced on-camera talent, personalities, and experts in the unscripted space and broadcast space
  • Audition talent for Mic, manage audition tapes and scheduling and correspondence with talent management
  • Manage contract negotiations with talent at Mic and talent contracted by Mic
  • Maintain positive working relationships with all contracted talent and their representation
  • Continuously evaluate talent pools, from digital and traditional publishing outlets to emerging platforms, for potential
  • Retain working relationships across the major agencies, keeping them apprised of new projects and reviewing talent offerings
  • Assist in identifying and harnessing relationships with budding onscreen talent in efforts to bring them in house at Mic
  • From time to time, help cast talent in projects for Mic Vantage, Mic’s in house branded content agency
  • Establish relationships with key social media influencers to help promote content produced by Mic Visions

 

Must Haves:

  • 5-7 years of experience in casting for unscripted development, ideally a portion of this time spent at an agency
  • Demonstrated success in sourcing dynamic talent for on-camera opportunities
  • Experienced with news and talk show personalities as well as comedic talent
  • Strong interest in news, politics and media
  • Comfortable in working with a wide variety of content formats or varying length (short form 1-2 minutes to traditional long form 22-60 minutes)
  • Ability to perform well in high-pressure situations
  • High attention to detail
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