Line Producer, New

  • Vice
  • HQ, Brooklyn, NY
  • Nov 16, 2019

Job Description

Line Producer


An international media company that captures people at the heart of stories, and focuses on the ideas, issues, and context that other outlets miss. Launched in 1994, VICE operates in 35 territories across the globe, making 1500 pieces of content every day with a focus on five lines of business: VICE Digital, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICELAND, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 26 offices around the world.

VICE x Team

We craft compelling, fast-paced news shows and adapt to breaking news.

The Role x You

The Line Producers write teases that make people want to keep watching, pitch and execute show segments and guest booking ideas. You will help to build compelling shows under deadlines. You create the daily rundown, from story placement to graphics and all other editorial and production elements. You'll communicate with reporters, guests and control room staff to execute rundown. You have the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and assignments.

Essential to the control room as well as with the show team are excellent communication skills. Line Producers work well under pressure and will develop a clear understanding of the Vice style of storytelling, acting as a team lead and fill-in for the supervising producer.


You have these:

  • 7+ years of professional experience at Television, Film, of Digital Media companies
  • 7+ years of experience as a line producer, including in your current role
  • Live news experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Creative Writing, Communications, or related field
  • Solid news judgment with current experience line producing a news show
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively and assist with editorial planning.
  • Control room experience to guide control room and host(s) through breaking news
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Time/back-time the show in the control room
  • Rewrite copy as needed

 We’d love if you also had these:

  • You challenge your own preconceived notions creating new lanes and overcome roadblocks
  • Able to pursue every expression of humanity, from the funny and weird to the terrifying and unfortunate
  • You strive to subvert the familiar, experiment with format and find new ways of thinking

We want to find people who believe in our goals and feel inspired enough to grow while they’re here to fill the role, rather than someone who checks the boxes but isn’t invested. We encourage you to apply and show us what you’ve got. To learn more read the VICE Guide to VICE

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily, with or without 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.

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

Working at VICE

VICE prioritizes the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business.

VICE offers comprehensive benefits including but not limited to trans-inclusive benefits, fertility benefits, and tuition reimbursement. We also have dog-friendly days, bagel Fridays, and the occasional drag show in our conveniently located Williamsburg office. Day-to-day you can enjoy a rooftop garden full of edible produce (in the summer), beverages, healthy snacks and the opportunity to make the work of a lifetime if you’re into that sort of thing, which we hope you are.

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 are major benefits 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.

VICE Media Group is not partnering with agencies nor accepts unsolicited resumes and will not responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes and/or applicants.