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Programming Writer Producer for theGrio


Programming Writer Producer for theGrio

• Intermediate Level


TheGrio is looking for a programming producer/writer comfortable with an emphasis on Black stories from across the globe.

Category Digital Media  Producers  Social Media  Writers 
Location Greater Atlanta Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Oct 07, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The ideal candidate will write in an editorial style for the platform. We are seeking a reliable self-starter to work alongside a shift-based team to contribute content that is accurate, vital, and indispensable. 

This position is based in Atlanta.

  • Knowledge and passion for Black culture, history, and current events
  • Works with senior producer and EP to build accurate daily rundowns
  • Understands concise writing for broadcast
  • Manages rundown changes when breaking news happens
  • Ability to write scripts, packages and segments
  • Pitches and develops segments and show ideas
  • Identifies, researches, and develops the strongest elements for each segment
  • Crafts headlines and teases that are engaging no matter the time constraint – for both breaking news and scheduled programming
  • Identifies clips for promo and social media purposes 
  • Strong knowledge of defamation and copyright law
  • Adhere to the journalistic tenets of balance, fairness, and accuracy
  • Knowledge and passion for the culture, history, and current affairs 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, be proactive and take initiative 
  • Solid news judgment and grasp of journalism best practices 
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Excellent writing skills, spelling, and grammar 
  • Ability to work well with others under strict deadlines 
  • Maintains ethical journalism standards
  • Works as a team player capable of clearly communicating with key stakeholders
  • Has a firm understanding of rights and clearances
  • Bachelor's degree required 
  • Must have at least 5 years experience writing for broadcast television
  • Applicant must be based in Atlanta.
  • This is currently a remote position 

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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