WGCL, a Meredith Station is in search of a News Producer creates, coordinates and executes all newscasts.
This position writes scripts for broadcast, digital content platforms and
future multi-media platforms, participates in daily editorial meetings and presents story ideas. The Producer develops the day-to-day on-air look of the newscast to attract the largest available audience to the station’s profitable newscasts. In addition, this position plays a key role in creating the show’s vision based on goals set by news management.
Essential Job Functions
20%-Content creation – coordinates story development w/reporter and desk.
20%-Show production – creates production elements, show/story flow.
20%-Writing – writes minipaks, intros, VOs and co/sots.
20%-Booth producing – coordinates live elements with crew and news team.
20%-Story review/production – oversees script review, reporter storytelling and direction
Minimum four years’ experience producing news for a television or cable station preferably in DMA 50 or larger market. Experience with Avid and Internet production tools, and MS office strongly preferred.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to effectively communicate with reporters, photographers, assignment
editors and production staff to create an aggressive, fast-paced newscast.
Must be a self starter with ability to follow through on projects until
Ability to work a flexible work schedule.
Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
Ability to make quick decisions without losing composure.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Newscast producing, show writing, i-news experience preferred In depth understanding of the news business.
We are always on the lookout for bright, creative talent to be part of the Meredith team.
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