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CNBC seeks associate producer

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CNBC is looking for an associate producer at its Englewood Cliffs, N.J. headquarters.

The associate producer will find and research story ideas for news coverage. Book multiple guests from an array of backgrounds. Pre-interview potential segment guests with booking requirements in mind. Secure rights and clearances of program material. Screen and cut raw video with tape editors.

Work with graphics on show elements; Write and coordinate digital content. Fieldwork required.

Qualifications/Requirements

Significant research and production experience. 2+ years of booking, tape, field and editing experience preferred. Knowledge of research sources very important. Ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of financial news and personal finance topics, as well as an appreciation for broader culture — geopolitical events, film and music, literature, and sports.

Ability to work in tandem with Producers, Correspondents and Anchors. Flexibility with respect to hours necessary. Schedules will rotate, but must be able to work all shifts, including weekends and overnights. Must be able to work additional hours beyond scheduled shift with little or no notice if needed.

To apply, go here.

Tyler Mathisen

CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen is always learning

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Randall Kenneth Jones of the Naples Daily News in Florida profiles Tyler Mathisen of CNBC.

Jones writes, “Prior to joining CNBC in 1997, he was a respected, award-winning writer, senior editor and top editor for Money magazine.

“However, once again, Mathisen parlayed his ongoing education and developing communication skills into a new role as money editor of ‘Good Morning America’ from 1991-97, thus placing him behind the keyboard and in front of the camera.

“In the words of Phil Beuth, former president of ‘Good Morning America,’ ‘Tyler projects amazing credibility — in double and triple doses.’

“Schurenberg adds, ‘He is a master of directing energy.’

“As should be the goal of any journalist — but may be the reality for a select few — Mathisen advises: ‘Never believe you are the smartest man in the room — always be willing to learn something new.’

“Today, the much heralded Mathisen co-anchors CNBC’s ‘Power Lunch’ and ‘Nightly Business Report,’ an award-winning evening business news program for U.S. public television.”

Read more here.

Maria Bartiromo

Bartiromo: Ready to take the plunge and try something different

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Erin Hill of Parade magazine interviewed Fox Business Network‘s Maria Bartiromo on her switch from CNBC and her new show on Fox News on Sunday morning.

Here is an excerpt:

You were at CNBC for 20 years. Was it a tough decision to leave?
“Absolutely. I had the greatest time and it was a tough decision, but it was a move that I had to make because I was looking at my own growth. There’s a certain structure there that I feel like audiences are no longer interested in. It’s very much short-termism; it’s very much about the stock market. I think audiences want something different today. They want longer interviews and they want to feel like they walk away from an interview with understanding. I was ready to take the plunge and try something different. It’s been a terrific change. I love the new environment and I love my new show.”

You’ve had a lot of important milestones during your career. What do you think about the influence you’ve had on business journalism?
“I’m so proud of it. When I first got down to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange back in 1994, there were a lot of people that did not want me there. It was definitely a bit of a boys’ club and I had to have courage to break my way through, but today I’m proud to say that there are a lot of women on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. There are many female reporters. I’m proud of that and that I was able to help pave the road.”

You were nicknamed “Money Honey” in the late ‘90s. What do you think of that name now?
“You know, I still think the same of it. I never really took it so seriously, and I don’t take myself that seriously. No one really calls me that. They don’t pick up the phone and say, ‘Hi, Money Honey, what’s going on?’ It was the way the media wanted to address me, but I never felt insulted by it. I think my viewers know who I am, and they know that when CEOs give me an interview, I’m going to ask the hard questions, I’m going to ask what viewers want to hear, and they know I’m not going to be shy about it. I never felt like it was an insult. In fact, I felt flattered to have been noticed and I still feel the same way.”

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Bartiromo: Too much source poaching was going on at CNBC

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Lloyd Grove of The Daily Beast profiles Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo and writes about her decision to leave CNBC last year.

Grove writes, “The constant battle to book exclusive airtime with heavy hitters like Frazier actually figured in Bartiromo’s stunning decision last November to cross enemy lines from CNBC, where she’d been a franchise player for two decades, to join the Fox Business Network, Roger Ailes’s second-place financial television operation, along with the top-rated Fox News Channel.

“‘It wasn’t just the intense competition, it was a competition with my own company at CNBC,’ said Bartiromo, who is marking five weeks of anchoring her two-hour stock market program on FBN, Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo, and on Sunday debuts her live hour-long interview show on Fox News, Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.  (In other words, her famous name and face are all over both cable outlets.) ‘Six or seven years ago, my boss came and said, ‘Maria, you’re the only one who’s working, the only one who’s picking up the phone and getting big hitters on the air, and I need to make other people do that.’’

“The result was worse than annoying. Frequently, she recounted, she’d persuade a financial titan like billionaire Stephen Schwarzman, the chief executive of the Blackstone Group private equity firm, to come on her afternoon show, Closing Bell, only to have various CNBC producers pull him aside and try to poach him for their own programs. ‘Unfortunately, it was being in an environment where I was competing with own company all the time,’ she said. ‘It got very frustrating to me.’

“There were certainly other compelling reasons to jump ship. Ailes is an old friend and mentor. He was Bartiromo’s boss at CNBC in the mid-1990s when he made her a star–the first television journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He was also reportedly offering a nice uptick in pay–from an estimated $4 million a year at CNBC to $1 million to $2 million more at Fox–as well as a live network Sunday show (instead of her taped syndicated weekend program, On the Money) and the freedom to conduct lengthy on-air interviews as she saw fit. She was also given a classy title, Global Markets Editor.”

Read more here.

 

Meg Tirrell

CNBC hires Tirrell from Bloomberg News

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Nik Deogun, senior vice president and editor in chief at CNBC, sent out the following announcement on Thursday:

I am pleased to announce that Meg Tirrell will join CNBC as a general assignment reporter, effective April 7th.  Meg’s primary focus will be covering the biotechnology and pharmaceutical beat and will appear on both CNBC’s Business Day programming and CNBC.com.

Meg comes to us from Bloomberg News, which she joined in 2007.  At Bloomberg News, she led the coverage of the biotechnology industry and reported on big merger & acquisition stories, including Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Genzyme, proxy fights at Forest Labs and Vivus as well as important FDA decisions. She also contributed to Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Meg holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in English and music from Wellesley College.

Please join me in welcoming Meg to CNBC.

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CNBC’s digital sees record February visitors

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CNBC‘s digital operations posted its best February in terms of unique visitors with 11.1 million, up 37 percent compared to the same time period last year.

The total includes its website, its tablet and smart phone applications, and is measured by comScore’s multi-platform Report.

CNBC.com’s total unique video viewer volume reached a high of 2.9 million in February, up 189 percent year-over-year and the site’s third-highest volume ever.

The comScore multi-platform digital report gives a better representation of how consumers are truly consuming content and how advertisers want to reach them since it measures total digital consumption.

February 2014 is the first month where the industry is able to trend comScore multi-platform data compared to the prior year

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Bartiromo show on Fox News to debut on Sunday

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Maria Bartiromo, who left CNBC last year after 20 years to join Fox, will have her new Fox News show, “Sunday Morning Futures,” debut this Sunday, March 30.

The show will focus on the intersection of commerce and news events, offering viewers in-depth analysis on recent developments in the economy.  Bartiromo will interview business leaders and industry newsmakers on topics such as job creation and investment opportunities, providing viewers with a look at how to prepare financially for the future.

“Maria’s renowned expertise covering financial markets, job forecasts and the economy has helped define her as one of the finest business journalists in the industry and I am confident she will bring even greater value to Fox News Channel’s weekend programming,” said Michael Clemente, executive vice president of news for the network.

Bartiromo serves as Fox Business Network’s global markets editor and anchor of “Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo”

She was previously at CNBC from 1993 until 2013, where she anchored “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” and “The Wall Street Journal Report,” which was later renamed “On the Money with Maria Bartiromo.” She made history in 1995 as the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis.  Prior to her tenure there, Bartiromo served as a producer, writer and assignment editor for CNN Business News.

A recipient of numerous prestigious awards, Bartiromo was the first female journalist to be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2011. She is also the author of several books, including The Weekend That Changed Wall Street and The 10 Laws of Enduring Success. Bartiromo writes a monthly column for USA Today and has written columns for Businessweek, Milano Finanza, Individual Investor, Ticker and Reader’s Digest magazines. She has been published in the Financial Times, Newsweek, Town & Country, Registered Rep and the New York Post.

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Investor asks for his ban from CNBC to be lifted

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Doug Kass, a money manager who writes for TheStreet.com, writes about how he has been banned from appearing on Larry Kudlow‘s last show of “The Kudlow Report” for comments he made last year in a New York Post article.

Kass writes, “This morning I am reaching out to CNBC to put my comments in the New York Post in the proper perspective, to discontinue the Dougie Kass CNBC embargo and to reconsider its decision not to invite me onto Larry’s final show.

“It would give me great pleasure in honoring a great American and good friend this week on CNBC.

“As I have written today, respectful disagreement should be encouraged not discouraged.

“Invite me on CNBC based on the merits of my analysis, the originality of my views and my ability to communicate an opinion clearly and succinctly. Don’t continue to be influenced by a one-sided, misconstrued and biased (CNBC-hating) New York Post column published last August.

“The olive branch has been offered to CNBC.”

Read more here.

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CNBC seeks special reports editor

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CNBC is looking for a lead editor on select Special Report packages.

End-to-end responsibilities include everything from story idea generation to assigning, editing and publishing content. Developing 360-degree editorial ideas and concepts for CNBC.com’ s Special Report group that can live across media platforms — digital, TV, mobile etc. Assigning stories for Special Reports to the internal CNBC.com editorial and freelance staff, and then editing those stories while adhering to CNBC editorial standards and best practices.

• Interfacing with Enterprise and News desk editors updating them on department story lineup and refranchising requests, as well as ongoing Special Report Calendar developments. (Act as lead in my absence.)
• Overseeing department editorial interns.
• Writing stories for Special Reports during times when editing schedule allows.
• Updating Senior Editor, copyeditor and production team throughout each day on copy flow, publishing deadlines, graphic and video requirements.
• Coordinating with team on all changes and updates to the Enterprise list for daily story publishing.
• Working with video team on any original video needed for Special Report stories.

To apply, go here.

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Showtime orders show from biz journalist Sorkin

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Showtime has ordered “Billions” from New York Times and CNBC business journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin and writer-director-producers Brian Koppelman and David Levien.

Whitney Friedlander of Variety writes, “Set in the world of wealth, this fictional drama focuses on the collision and, at times, collusion between an aggressive U.S. attorney in New York and some of the richest hedge fund billionaires in the country. All three will executive produce.

“Sorkin, who wrote the best-selling book ‘Too Big to Fail,’ is the co-anchor on CNBC’s Squawk Box and is the founder and editor-at-large of New York Times’ DealBook, will stay with the newspaper. The 2011 HBO Films adaptation of his book received 11 Emmy nominations, including one outstanding miniseries or movie.

“The multi-hyphenate Levien and Koppelman have worked on projects like ‘Ocean’s Thirteen,’ ‘Runaway Jury’ and ‘Rounders.’”

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