• Producer

    Location US-AR-Fort Smith
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/28/2018 1:27 PM)
    Job ID
    News Writers/Producers
  • Overview

    Producer – KFSM (CBS) in Ft. Smith /Fayetteville AR a Tribune Media station is looking for newscast Producer. The right person will take pride in producing great content for the markets #1 rated newscasts. As a bonus, you’re moving to one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. fueled by Walmart and Tyson headquarters and the University of Arkansas. We even offer vacation days to enjoy the fantastic Ozark scenery with endless biking, hiking and boating opportunities.

    The Producer must have instinctive news judgment, excellent writing and communication skills, plus a strong understanding on how to push 5NEWS across several platforms. This position requires a college degree in journalism or related field of study. You must be an experienced and proficient show producer. You don’t “stack” shows, you “craft” them.


    Oversee assigned newscasts and related production and coordination of 5NEWS content across all platforms by ensuring journalistic excellence and creativity, achieving ratings goals, managing resources, and supervising news producers to enhance our success and reputation as the number one local news organization.


    1. Review stories, scripts and rundowns with producers and reporters to ensure proper content, tight news writing, effective crafting, continuity and thorough coverage of news and community events. Double-check for factual, informational and spelling errors
    2. Manage coverage of breaking news ensuring all production and technical elements are properly coordinated.
    3. Coordinate news coverage with web team so 5NEWS newscasts and 5NEWSONLINE.COM are aggressive and consistent.
    4. Oversee promotion and branding of 5NEWS newscasts by advising topical producers, and web producers on upcoming newscasts and events.
    5. Serve as liaison between newscasts.
    6. Regularly contribute to editorial content by:
    7. reading newspapers, periodicals, wire services, day files, screening news feeds, etc.
    8. regularly critiquing and evaluating content with the News Director to ensure editorial consistency, standards, direction, and news judgment.
    9. Coordinate coverage of special news events (election coverage, special news conferences, etc.) as assigned.
    10. Fill-in for producers and associate producers as needed.
    11. Must be willing to submit to a background check.
    12. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

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    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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