Director of Studio Production, VICE News / VICE on HBO

VICE News is an award-winning, international news organization created by and for a connected generation. We provide an unvarnished look at some of the most important events of our time, highlight under-reported stories from around the globe, and get to the heart of the matter with reporters who call it like they see it. 

Since VICE News launched in March 2014, it's accumulated nearly 257 million video views, more than 1.4 million YouTube subscribers, and over 1 million Facebook likes. The rapid success of VICE News has dispelled the myth that young people are disinterested in long-form, international news, and current affairs. Within a year and a half of its launch, VICE News has won two Peabody Awards, three Webby Awards, and the Grand Prix Award at the Online Media Awards, among others. 

VICE News has engaged a generation of young people, desperate to consume news that speaks to them in a language they can relate to, and distributed on the platforms they live on.



VICE News and VICE on HBO seek an experienced Director of Studio Production to conceptualize and execute the production of a broadcast studio operation. The Director of Studio Production will manage and shoot multiple in-house locations, develop lighting designs for a variety of setups and conditions, and will be expected to fulfill broadcast production needs under tight time constraints. She/he will collaborate closely with the editorial, production and control room staff on a daily basis and must possess strong technical and interpersonal skills.

This position is based in New York with some travel to national and international offices.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Setup, shoot, and break down all in-house productions.
  • Manage and shoot with a wide range of cameras from ENG to DSLR.
  • In-depth knowledge of lighting techniques and the ability to successfully implement those techniques.
  • Advise on gear purchases and work with / lead the team responsible for equipment maintenance.


Experience and Qualifications:

  • 5-10+ years experience as DP, with experience in News
  • Extensive experience in broadcast studio environments - live television a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership of production teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, be flexible in approach, and remain calm in a fast paced, deadline driven work environment
  • The ability to work flexible shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays as required

If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know.  We will work together to best meet your needs.


Equal Employment Opportunities: VICE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that strives to create and maintain a workplace that celebrates inclusion and diversity.  At VICE, we understand that inclusion and diversity is a major benefit to our employees, our readers and viewers, and our company culture.  We treat all applicants and employees fairly without regard to age, alienage or citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status and partnership status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion/creed, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, unemployment status, salary history, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, status as a veteran or active military service member, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

VICE requires that all employees have proper authorization to work in the U.S.  Should an applicant require employment sponsorship, VICE will determine, in its sole discretion, whether such sponsorship will be provided.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the New York City Fair Chance Act or other applicable laws.

 *Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily, with or without a reasonable accommodation.   The requirements and essential functions described above are not an exhaustive list and instead are meant to describe the general nature and level of work required of the job.  VICE reserves the right to modify the essential functions of this position where a legitimate business exists.


To all recruitment agencies: Unless otherwise indicated, VICE does not accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes.


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