The Producer has the responsibility to select, write and assemble a blend of stories in a compelling, interesting and newsworthy way for broadcast and web newscasts. This position requires long periods of time in front of a computer screen while stories are selected and written. There is a high stress level associated with this position because of the nature of “live” broadcasts and the elements of change that are faced every day, every hour.
Responsibilities:The successful candidate will demonstrate strong skills in selecting news stories, local, national and international. Writing compelling, easy-to-understand news stories and quick turnaround of breaking news. Booth live newscast and Edius editing. Coordinate and tune in live shots via Microwave link and internet, post stories and video to website and social platforms. Work closely with news management in the design and delivery of the content and style of newscasts. Work closely with reporters, anchors and backpack journalists to reach specific content goals daily.
Requirements:We prefer a candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or related field. Prior experience as a “line” producer in a television news operation preferred. The exact amount of experience will vary depending on which specific producer position is being filled. Strong writing and organizational skills with the ability to function under constant deadline pressures. Write, shoot, produce, and edit effective news topicals, recognizing the importance of promoting the WOWT news product, this includes using all platforms; Facebook, Twitter, WOWT.com, snipes, app and text alerts. Possess general knowledge of all facets of productions, including the ability to effectively communicate specific production requirements to those for which one is producing. This will involve representing WOWT with a positive, helpful demeanor, even during challenging requests. Coordinate with reporters, anchors, and producers to effectively promote daily news stories. Assist in marinating the highest quality standards, and work procedures. This includes actual on-air material, presentations, and simple dub procedures. May act as grip for other writer/producers during shoots, this would involve helping to stop equipment, teardown equipment, and loading of equipment from and into vans. May also setup props in studio. May be asked to record voice over audio work.
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