The 5 Live segment producer / writer is responsible for helping with the production of 5 Live, an already established daily livestream news show airing on KTLA’s website and mobile app Monday through Friday.
Will help build the show every day, producing, building segments, editing, writing, transcoding video and reporting. Candidates should have experience producing fun and interesting segments for live TV or digital and a knack for brainstorming and creating recurring segments and bits.
Duties include selecting and writing stories for air, working with guests, editing video, creating funny segments or games, pitching and building fun moments for the talent on set. Proficiency in other disciplines, including editing, directing and appearing on camera, are strongly preferred. Experience working on a small team is preferred.
Candidates should have strong news judgement, an understanding and love (or strong opinions) on Southern California and the ability to handle the demanding deadlines of a newsroom. Knowledge of internet culture and trends is a plus.
Candidates should be detail-oriented, organized and able to prioritize and comfortably multitask under tight deadlines. Must be able to follow directions, perform duties, share the spotlight, thrive in a team environment and make independent decisions. The applicant must understand news values and story structure.
A bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism or communication, and at least two years of relevant work experience in journalism are a must. Previous experience in a newsroom, especially on a digital platform or in local television news, is preferred. For candidates with on-camera experience, a reel should be included in the application. The candidate must have excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written. The individual must be able to work various shifts and times, including early mornings, nights and weekends. The ideal candidate will have a passion for journalism excellence and the will to compete and win.
KTLA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.