Associate Producer (Full-Time)
If you are a news-junky who can write fast and accurate scripts, this is the position for you.
Our Associate Producers are asked to step up quickly and learn to produce in this fast-paced newsroom environment. You will learn to post web stories and updates on FOX40’s social media accounts. Must be able to write, track breaking news, edit and have experience on multiple social media platforms, and we'll teach you the rest. Multi-tasking skills are required. Hours could include overnights, early mornings and holidays. We need someone who is naturally inquisitive and is a self-starter who pushes for more opportunities. For the ideal candidate, this position can be the path to a full-time Producer position. To apply online, and to see the full job description, head to www.tribunemedia.com
Position: Associate Producer (Full-Time)
Reports to: Executive Producer
Major Purpose: Daily production of quality news stories. Defined as fast and accurate writing with excellent production techniques, crisp active voice writing, with relevance to FOX40’s viewing audience. Ability to produce a newscast required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Write and support line producers for hour-long newscasts. Learn to fill-in produce.
-Manage the live on-air decisions, including newscast timing in the control room.
-Evaluate local, state and national/international stories using websites, Twitter, FOX/CNN & Tribune News services, and wires.
-Determine placement of stories in the newscast and which stories should be “live” from remote trucks, newsroom, etc.
-Help devise and execute daily tease strategy for attracting and building audience.
-Plan future segments, topics, guests and story ideas.
-Post stories to the web.
-Maintain social media presence.
-Additional duties as necessary.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field is desired.
- At least one year of experience in a working newsroom preferred.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
-Must have solid news judgment
-Must be a consistent and solid writer
-Must be a creative, flexible and able to act decisively
-Work well in a strong team environment
-Strong organizational skills
-Must work closely with anchors, assignment desk, executive producers, photographers, writers, reporters, and news management.
- General safety, OPUS, TONS, Flight
- Internet posting programs
- Required to sit for long periods of time
- Heavy computer usage
Personal Protective Equipment:
- Work performed primarily in an office newsroom environment, but field work may be required occasionally
- May be exposed to electrical equipment and loud noises
This job description is subject to change based on the future needs of KTXL FOX40.
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% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information, please visit www.tribunemedia.com.