Position: Weekday AM Producer
Reports to: News Director
Date: December 12, 2018
Submitted by: Jayne Hodak
Position Available: Immediate
WJRT-TV/ABC12, the ABC station in Flint, Michigan owned by Gray Television, is looking for a creative and aggressive Producer for the #1 Weekday AM show in Mid-Michigan.
Do you want to be part of a cutting edge newsroom? Are you seeking a position in an award-winning newsroom with creative and dedicated individuals committed to working together to elevate our newscast? Are you a news “junkie?” If you’ve answered yes to all of these – then this is an ideal position for you!! WJRT is seeking a candidate who is a “show crafter” and not a “stacker.” News Producer creates, leads and organizes content for award winning newscasts utilizing strong editorial and journalistic skills.
-- Developing and organizing a newscast
-- Build news content in unique and compelling ways using the many tools and technology available.
-- Maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and local contacts.
-- Work closely with news managers and assignment editors in determining content needed in enhancing content with graphics, video research and station branding.
-- Oversee all aspects of content and presentation of newscast. Executing strategies for growth.
-- Ability to write, re-write, edit and post to website as well as other platforms.
-- Producer will be expected to update digital and social platforms as needed.
-- Work closely with the news team for accurate and interesting news information on all platforms.
-- The News Producer will oversee content quality and accuracy for his/her newscasts.
-- Grow the stations' social and digital footprint, especially within key demographics
-- Passion for production and storytelling, combined with an unwavering commitment to journalistic ethics and standards.
-- Community-minded vision to expand the stations' outreach through coverage of impactful events to our area
-- Willingness to grow by taking direction and excel as a team member.
-- Communicate effectively and efficiently with anchors, field crews and technical staff.
-- Adapt to breaking news and developing stories.
-- Generate story ideas and collaborate with news staff on promotable story ideas
-- Assist producers in formatting other newscasts
-- Occasional editing video for multiple platforms.
-- Perform other duties as assigned
Two years prior news producing experience and strong editorial skills.
Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Broadcasting, or a related field.
Must possess exceptional organizational and writing skills.
Knowledge of web based publishing
Mindful of deadlines
Ability to lead and make split second decisions based upon knowledge of directives.
Must be self-motivated, ability to multitask, and excel under intense deadlines pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
High level of communication skills both written and verbal along with excellent judgement.
Experience with ENPS and non-linear editing.
THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION
This shift is currently for AM Producer. The hours, shifts, responsibilities are flexible and are subject to change at the News Director's discretion.
This is a 24/7 operation and may require working overnights and/or weekends, as well as holidays. Involvement in station initiatives and station events are necessary.
Gray Television, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. Hours, shifts, responsibilities are flexible and are subject to change at the News Director's discretion. Passing a drug screening and motor vehicle records check are conditions of employment. Must have a reliable source of transportation and be flexible on hours.
To apply, please send a resume, demo reel and cover letter to: www.gray.tv/applynow for WJRT.
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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. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing.