KCTV5/KSMO, a Meredith Corporation, station is seeking a News Producer. The News Producer creates, coordinates, and executes all newscasts. This position provides editorial and production direction to field crews regarding content, coordination and newscast execution. In addition, the News Producer:
• Coordinates efforts of Anchors, Reporters, Editors and other staff toward crafting compelling newscast.
• Develops day-to-day on-air look of the newscast to attract the largest available audience to the stations’ profitable newscasts.
Essential Job Functions:
• 50% Previews news material before airing. Writes, edits and researches show elements. Prepares interview segments. Coordinates breaking stories. Selects graphics and pre-production elements. Proof reads scripts. Coordinates breaking news and executes show in the control room. Edits video as necessary.
• 10% Collaborates with executive producer, reporters, assignment desk and photographers to determine the content of broadcasts. Participates in story planning meetings.
• 10% Times the show while on air; meets all requirements of commercial content and off-times.
• 10% Conceptualizes innovative graphic and pre-production elements. Monitors and works to constantly improve and evolve the look and execution of newscasts.
• 10% Coordinates with creative services department to develop effective promotions for upcoming shows, newscasts and events.
• 10% Assists the assignment desk and edits tape as necessary.
One to two years producing or production support experience for a television or cable station.
Requirements: (All must be met to be considered)
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or a related field, or equivalent training and/or experience preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Experience using Avid, internet production tools, MS Office and wide Orbit strongly preferred.
• Ability to work a flexible work schedule and work as a member of a team.
• Must possess advanced understanding of newscast presentation.
• Must possess excellent writing and graphics skills with ability to provide an interesting and substantive product
• Must be results oriented.
• Ability to focus on coordination of daily and long range segments from first contact to on-air product.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work in a creative fast paced environment.
• Ability to make quick decisions without losing composure.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.
• Previous experience with script writing and editorial experience preferred.
• Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
We are always on the lookout for bright, creative talent to be part of the Meredith team.
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