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News Producer

News Producer

• Intermediate Level


WJRT is looking for an experienced Producer. Candidate must be highly creative with quick and concise decision-making abilities; possess a track record of strong news judgment and a winning competitive attitude; unwavering journalistic integrity and ethics.

Category Producers 
Location Michigan
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Feb 14, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Are you a show crafter, who uses every tool in the tool chest to develop a fast-paced, informative, and focused newscast?  Do you strive on making each newscast better than the last?  Do you thrive on throwing everything out to cover the big story of the day or breaking news?  If so, we want to talk to you!

Must have the ability to act professionally and maintain control in a fast pace, high pressure environment; be accustomed to changing gears on constant breaking news, updating news, and continued coverage for our viewers.  

  • Create newscasts, select, research, write content for live newscasts
  • Communicating, coordinating, and executing creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff.
  • Build news content in unique and compelling ways using the many tools and technology available
  • Working knowledge of current events and community issues
  • Enhance content with graphics, video research, and station branding
  • Oversee all aspects of content and presentation of newscast.
  • Ability to write, re-write, edit and post to website as well as other platforms.
  • Producer will be expected to update digital and social platforms as needed.
  • Work closely with the news team for accurate and interesting news information on all platforms
  • The News Producer will oversee content quality and accuracy for his/her newscasts
  • Grow the stations' social and digital footprint, especially within key demographics
  • Passion for production & storytelling, combined with an unwavering commitment to journalistic ethics and standards
  • Willingness to grow by taking direction and excel as a team member.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with anchors, field crews and technical staff
  • Adapt to breaking news and developing stories
  • Generate story ideas and collaborate with news staff on promotable story ideas
  • Assist producers in formatting other newscasts
  • Ability to edit video
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Two years prior news producing experience and strong editorial skills
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Broadcasting, or a related field
  • High level of communication skills both written and verbal along with excellent judgement
  • Experience in a newsroom, the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Must possess exceptional organizational and writing skills
  • Knowledge of web-based publishing
  • Mindful of deadlines
  • Ability to lead and make split second decisions based upon knowledge of directives
  • Must be self-motivated, ability to multi-task, and excel under intense deadlines pressure in a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience with ENPS a plus
  • Must know how to edit
  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar, and copy-editing skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously.
  • An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components.
  • Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements.
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards.
  • Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available during breaking news.
  • Must be willing to reside in the DMA

This shift is currently for Producer.  This is a 24/7 operation and may require working overnights and/or weekends, as well as holidays.  

The hours, shifts, responsibilities are flexible and are subject to change at the News Director’s discretion.

Involvement in station initiatives and station events are necessary.  This is a full time position offering competitive salaries with a competitive benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision plans as well as a 401k plan.

Pre-employment and random drug testing, successful completion of pre-employment background check, and MVR check are conditions of employment. You must possess a valid driver’s license had have a good driving record.

If offered a position, you must produce legally required documentation demonstrating your eligibility to work in the United States before you can begin employment.

This position requires you to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit 40
Shift Day, Evening
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