Senior News Producer

Company: Meredith Corporation
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Location: St. Louis
Full Time

Details:
The Senior News Producer works closely with Newsroom managers and producers to deliver journalistically sound news across multiple platforms. This position requires creative, editorial, and administrative judgment to direct News Department and station staff in the production of compelling news programming. The Senior News Producer helps create, develop, and implement strategies to improve product and ratings.

The Senior News Producer works closely with Newsroom managers and producers to deliver journalistically sound news across multiple platforms. This position requires creative, editorial, and administrative judgment to direct News Department and station staff in the production of compelling news programming. The Senior News Producer helps create, develop, and implement strategies to improve product and ratings.

In addition, the Senior News Producer:
• Works with news managers, news producers, and the Digital Content Center on decisions relating to coverage, content and implementation of show direction
• Collaborates with producers on rundowns, story selections, formats, graphics, content and pace of flow of newscast
• Uses editorial judgment to provide guidance to producers on formats, segment lengths, newscast timing and other aspects related to daily production of creative and clean newscasts
• Approves scripts from producers and reporters
• Works closely with news managers, producers, and the Digital Content Center to seamlessly move audiences through multi-platforms of KMOV
• Fills in as a newscast producer as needed

Essential Job Functions:
50% Oversees production of daily newscasts
20% Showcase memorable moments within daily newscasts through writing, graphics, video, set blocking, etc.
15% Provides feedback and growth opportunities
15% Line produces newscasts

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.

Experience:
Three to five years experience as a news producer in a top 25 market

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
– Newsroom computer systems
– App/social/web posting abilities
– Supervisor/coach/motivator to staff
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to effectively communicate with staff

% Travel Required (Approximate): 5-10%

Job ID: JR10951

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