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Producer

Producer

Job ID 
2017-46100
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Category 
News Writers/Producers
Posted Date 
8/4/2017

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Overview

PRODUCER

KCPQ-TV, the Tribune owned FOX affiliate in Seattle WA is accepting applications for a producer/writer to join our top rated morning news team. The right candidate will be an experienced producer who has a passion for news, handles breaking news with ease, is a strong writer, pushes for fresh content, creates compelling newscasts and has excellent news judgment. We are looking for a creative, visionary producer who is a positive team player who understands how to produce a newscast for a viewer and is skilled at connecting with audiences on all platforms. If you want to join our team that produces 10 hours of news a day in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, apply now!

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Write and produce news stories for daily newscasts that are consistently factual, accurate, compelling and easy to understand
  • Produce daily newscast, meet all deadlines prior to air, produce opens and graphics elements
  • Fills in on other newscasts as needed
  • Submits story ideas daily and work aggressively to increase traffic on web and mobile platforms
  • Contributes recommendations on daily story coverage and special assignments
  • Copy edits news stories by reporters and writers
  • Evaluate news leads and pitch unique stories that will get results and drive ratings; participate in the editorial process
  • Cover breaking news with a sense of urgency
  • Produce content for Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
  • Perform other duties as assigned

ABOUT TRIBUNE MEDIA: Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in 72 million households, Tribune Studios, and Tribune Digital Ventures, including the websites Zap2it and TVByTheNumbers, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of TV and music metadata powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices.  Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience required
  • Minimum of 2 years of producing experience with degree in journalism or related field
  • Proven track record of owning breaking news and weather coverage
  • Creative and strong writer with sharp news judgment
  • Must understand social media and how to tell stories on multiple platforms
  • Must be flexible to work different shifts throughout the year
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure and deadlines

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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