Responsible for producing content for assigned shows and newscast. Contribute to special features and stories. Participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

-Produces assigned newscasts and news inserts making decisions on story lineup, video/audio elements, graphics and timing to construct show
-Writes news stories for an assigned newscasts; ensuring content is factually correct and written in a clear and concise conversational style
-Ability to produce live or recorded newscasts
-Verifies stories are written to the pictures being edited and/or vice versa
-Follows through on all assignments meeting required deadlines according to the Executive Producer’s instructions
-Works with associate producers to create the newscast product
Produces special programming as needed
-Works in computerized newsroom environment
-Performs other duties as assigned

Working Conditions

-Normal office environment
-Works primarily inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned field duties on occasion
-Works in an open newsroom setting with a semi-noisy environment
-May be required to lift up to 5 pounds

Experience / Skills


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

-Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
-Strong broadcast news writing ability
-Ability to anticipate situations and meet strict deadlines
Interpersonal skills and excellent collaboration skills
-Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization
-Knowledge of current events and industry trends
-Attention to detail
-Familiarity with the local market
-Knowledge of social media platforms
-Must be able to work rapidly and accurately
-Working knowledge of general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems a plus
-Basic editing skills
-Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes

Education

-High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred

Related Work Experience

-3+ years Television news experience