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Producer, News

Producer, News

Job ID 
2017-46290
Location 
US-AR-Fort Smith
Category 
News Writers/Producers
Posted Date 
9/8/2017

More information about this job

Overview

5NEWS, which is broadcast on KFSM-TV and KXNW-TV, has an immediate opening for a full time Multi-Media News Producer.

A news producer is a great writer, a creative thinker and avid news consumer. We’re looking for a storyteller who can create interesting content for our audience on TV and online.

Responsibilities

In this position, you will be responsible for producing TV newscasts and web content.  Producers work closely with reporters, producers, directors and the assignment desk. They also review and edit reporter scripts, develop content for our website, social network sites, and our mobile platforms.

  • Producers plan content, write stories, build graphics and are responsible for the creative execution of all elements of the newscast.
  • Producers are expected to brainstorm and use production techniques, graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to visually enhance the show.
  • Producers regularly write stories for 5NEWSonline.com including attaching images and streaming video.
  • Producers take on special projects as assigned.
  • Producers must have non-linear editing skills.

Qualifications

The right candidate must have a passion for news, and be a strong writer. You’ll need sharp news judgment, excellent technical skills and the ability to work well with others. You will be expected to bring enthusiasm and creativity to the product. We are looking for someone who understands the important role personality and storytelling plays in each newscast. Must be willing to submit to a background check and have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

A college degree is preferred. Ideally, you are already doing this job in another market.

STATEMENT ABOUT OTHER DUTIES: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work-load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

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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