Field Researcher/Fact-checker, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

  • Friday, October 16, 2020 12:17 PM
    Message # 9307819

    Field Researcher And Fact Checker Position

    The Field Department at Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is looking for someone to join their team with a strong background in both research and fact checking. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is a four-time Emmy nominated late night talk show that airs new episodes once a week on TBS. 

    Candidates for the field research position must have some journalism and fact-checking experience with a strong attention to detail. Responsibilities include creating research packets for every field piece– providing facts, statistics, and insight on the subject matter. Additionally, they create lists of potential interviewees along with bios and contact information. The researcher will occasionally assist Associate Producers with subject outreach. They also use Snapstream (will be trained on the job), archives, and the internet to find video clips that add fact or humor to a piece. Researchers will fact check interview questions or pre-taped scripts to ensure all is accurate prior to filming of the field piece. During post production the researcher reviews the field piece at each phase of the edit and provides a detailed fact check. 

    As part of the field department, the researcher, like everyone on the team, is encouraged to participate in submitting pitches and attending joke meetings. 

    Other job postings for research/fact checking include requirements like:

    • 2 + years of experience in TV OR journalism

    • 1 + years of experience in research/fact-checking

    • Passion for research and attention to detail 

    • Conduct proactive research

    • Team player who understands the importance of accuracy

    • Works well under pressure 

    Send resumes and cover letters to No phone calls, please. 

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