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NEWS PRODUCER

Summary

WOFL Fox 35 is looking for strong, creative, take-charge producer who has a vision for the newscast and knows how to turn a plan into remarkable television. Candidates must be aggressive, decisive and creative. We are looking for someone with stellar news judgement who owns big stories and wins breaking news coverage.

Category Digital Media  Live Event / On Location Services  Producers  Researcher  Social Media  Video Producer  Writers 
Location Orlando, Florida Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Jul 01, 2024
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

WOFL Fox 35 is looking for strong, creative, take-charge producer who has a vision for the newscast and knows how to turn a plan into remarkable television.  Candidates must be aggressive, decisive and creative.  We are looking for someone with stellar news judgement who owns big stories and wins breaking news coverage.  The successful candidate must think big and communicate effectively with everyone on the team.  The candidate must also be assertive yet calm under pressure.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Select, research and write stories that are clear, concise, fair and accurate
  • Communicate and coordinate with executive producer, anchors, reporters and photographers to create memorable, creative television.
  • Assign stories to APs and follow up with them once stories are written
  • Monitor latest developments in stories and update all copy
  • Be a leader in the newsroom by actively participating in story selection
  • Know how to showcase special elements in the newscast and understand how to create an exciting viewer experience
  • Work independently with minimal oversight from management to produce assigned newscast. 
  • Thrive in a fast-paced workplace and stay calm under pressure
  • Attend and participate in editorial meetings by bringing story ideas to the table on a daily basis
  • Produce graphics for news stories
  • Work with anchors to ensure the delivery of the copy is urgent, exciting and connects with viewers
  • Select the best video and soundbites for stories and write copy to match
  • Have a good understanding of time management to meet deadlines.
  • Have a commanding presence in the booth, effectively communicating changes to the director, anchors, reporters and audio operators.
  • Participate in newscast critiques
  • Write, edit and post stories on the station’s digital and social platforms
  • Write and produce effective teases, headlines and cold opens
  • Work with reporters, photographers and assignment editors to identify the best elements to tease
  • Adhere to all professional broadcast journalism standards concerning legal and ethical issues
Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Attention to detail
  • Integrity
  • Outstanding Communication Skills
Typical Physical Requirements of Position:

Regularly stand; walk, sit, reach with hands and arms; and; talk or hear.  Occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus

QUALIFICATIONS:    Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a TV news department producing newscasts.  Strong creative writing skills and editorial judgment

EDUCATION:  College degree in an applicable discipline such as broadcast journalism 

OTHER:    Working knowledge newsroom computer systems and digital platforms 

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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