Creative Services: Writer/Producer

Position: Creative Services Writer/Producer
Department: Creative Services
Reports to: Creative Services Director
Date: January 25th, 2019
Submitted by: Shelley Mabel
Position Available: Immediate

Creative Services: Writer/Producer
For more than 60 years, ABC12 has been part of the Mid-Michigan community. Being called a leader in the industry is a responsibility and commitment we take seriously.
Providing breaking news of the day and keeping our viewers informed before, during and after severe weather is our commitment day in and day out. Reaching beyond the traditional news of the day, ABC12 is humbled to be the media partner for several events throughout the year benefiting the community we call home.
If you are looking for a place to begin your career, find an opportunity to make a change or challenge your skills, the award winning team of ABC12 could be the perfect home for you too.

Job Summary: Position reports to Creative Services Director. In this creative position you will write, produce, shoot, and edit News topical promotional announcements, brand image campaigns, social/digital messaging, and sales marketing initiatives.

Key Responsibilities
o Strong editing skills
o Conceptualize, write, produce and edit creative campaigns for news, programming, contests, events, and sales
o Must be able to manage all aspects of the promotions process including shooting, lighting, graphics, videography, non-linear editing, and post production
o Writing, producing marketing content for digital and social media platforms
o Multitask while under tight deadlines
o Assist with promotional events including set-up, overseeing operations, and tear down
o Local tagging of promos for network and syndicated
o Other duties as assigned
o A positive personality and ability to work with others as a team

Minimum Qualifications and Skills
o Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite applications (Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator)
o Experience in Avid non-linear editing required
o Knowledge of cameras and shooting video
o Previous television production required
o 3D motion graphic preferred
o Strong communication and organizational skills
o Experience producing topical and image spots/campaigns for a local news broadcast affiliate
o Basic exposure to shooting techniques: shot composition, focus, flow and lighting
o Four year degree in related field in video production or equivalent experience.
o Ability to carry up to 25 lbs.
o Must have a great eye for cinematography and design, advanced editing and graphic skills
o A clean, excellent driving record is required
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This is a full time position. The position includes a highly competitive compensation and benefit package which includes Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision, and life insurance. The company also offers a 401k plan with company match to plan for the long term. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing. Must have a reliable source of transportation and be flexible on hours.

Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and key responsibilities and essential duties of work performance by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees to do this job. The job description is not an employment contract. Our company reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.
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