The News Producer is responsible for development and organization of the local newscasts including writing, story development, showcasing and responsible for overseeing the live broadcast and up to the minute editorial decisions. Candidates will work closely with the News Director, Assignment Editor, and MMJs to determine content needs. Qualified candidate will be key in enhancing content of the rundown with graphics, video, research and station branding. Other responsibilities include but not limited to being able to write clearly for multiple platforms, posting content to the station website, creation and execution of on air graphics and editing some video.
The qualified candidate should possess excellent written and oral communication skills and must have a passion for great visual storytelling, and should be able to write clearly for Television broadcasts. Candidate should be an energetic, experienced journalist who works well in an often fast-paced, deadline oriented environment, strong written skills are a must as is a keen editorial judgement and ability to handle breaking news. Candidate must have knowledge of and demonstrate creative skills, editorial judgement, journalistic ethics and libel laws.
Develops interesting story ideas using strong editorial judgment, assists in coordinating interviews and logistics for field crews. Facilitates the news gathering process and ensures comprehensive coverage of all news stories across all platforms. Develops enterprise story ideas consistent with the Entravision news brand. Cultivates contacts important to news coverage in the market, including law enforcement. Writes compelling stories for newscasts, calls sources and follows up on leads, identifying the most compelling video and sound. Masters the station’s graphic system and uses all of the available information and media to craft compelling and accurate daily stories on-line and on air. Works closely with fellow producers, anchors, reporters, and control room operators to ensure technically flawless newscasts.
Multitask in a dynamic, high pressure, deadline and content driven and technology-intensive environment. Candidate must be able to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently. Strong proficiency in iNews preferred. Must be a self-starter who knows how to craft news, sports, and weather stories from beginning to end. Excellent written and oral communication, excellent people skills, sound judgement, strategic thinking, strong leadership and teamwork.
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism is required. Communications or a related field or equivalent training and/or experience. Three or more years experience in a Producer role within a true newsroom, non-college station. Live shot experience a must. Solid social media experience and be well connected. Demonstrated experience as an Associated Producer preferred. Strong understanding of news gathering ethical and legal issues. Genuine enthusiasm for work and a drive for excellence. This is a full time position, Monday through Friday. Must be able to work holidays and duties as outlined above. Actual hours and schedule may vary. Reports directly to the news director
Please apply online at entravision.com