Tribune Company

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US-MO-Kansas City
News Writers/Producers
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As part of the FOX 4 News team, the morning producer independently collects and analyzes information about newsworthy events. The producer then exercises good judgement in preparing those stories for a live newscast and on multiple station platforms including and social media sites.


The major responsibilities of this job include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and execute live, compelling television newscasts.
  • Identify creative production and graphic techniques for a great newscast.
  • Select news stories for assigned newscasts.
  • Responsible for accuracy, balance and fairness of all stories written.
  •    Ability to react to breaking news quickly and accurately.
  • Make appropriate ethical and legal decisions following journalistic guidelines.
  •    Ability to work autonomously and use independent judgment on stories, images, and video
  • Develop story ideas
  • Knowledge of current local, national and international events and issues
  • Work effectively under multiple deadlines
  • Work effectively with coworkers, including but not limited to news managers, reporters photojournalist, video editors directors, anchors, engineers and other producers
  • Independently research stories.
  • Social media posting and e-blasts.
  • Duties as assigned.

Distribution of Responsibilities:

  • 75% -- Selects news stories and other content for daily newscasts. Identify opens and graphic elements for highly-produced newscast. 80% of this work has full discretion and 20% is reviewed by managers.
  • 15% – Contributes story ideas daily and works aggressively to increase traffic on web and mobile platforms. Serves as a leader within the newsroom, offering advice and assistance to other employees. Full discretion in this area.
  • 10% -- Boothing newscasts. Executes newscast plan and manages timing, manages format to maximize meter performance, handles all breaking news within newscast. Full discretion in this area.


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent degree in journalism or related field.
  • TV and/or producing experience preferred
  • Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style required
  • Strong graphics skills desired
  • Strong computer skills desired
  • Must be self-directing, self-motivating and able to work will with a diverse group of people.
  • Must be able to handle stress, including short deadlines.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be able to speak clearly (with or without corrective devices).
  • Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to work assigned shifts which include overnights, nights and weekends
  • Ability to do other tasks as assigned by news management.

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

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