Position Summary: WTEN, an ABC Affiliate, seeks an experienced Producer that brings enterprise coverage ideas to the product on day one. We are looking for a creative Producer with a vision, a strong news judgment and an ability to showcase news through the use of graphics and animations. This individual produces daily newscast items, decides the order in which stories will be told, writes teases and other content, times news programs, and edits and posts videos to the website.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms.
- Writes and orders news stories.
- Reviews and approves scripts.
- Balances news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts.
- Edits video and posts video to the website.
- Writes stories for the website and other digital platforms.
- Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
- Maintains accuracy and integrity in news products delivered.
- Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements & Skills:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work related experience preferred.
- Minimum two years’ experience in news operations.
- Minimum one year experience in producing preferred.
- Fluency in English; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Ability to multi-task, deal with extreme deadline pressure, and react/coordinate coverage under live breaking news situations is crucial.
- Flexibility to work any shift.
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The News Producer must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. The News Producer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.
How to Apply: All Internal & External Applicants must apply Online @ www.nexstar.tv/careers. First Time Users must Create an Account then Apply for this Job and Attach your Resume. Background check required. A NEXSTAR BROADCASTING STATION. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.