Producer WFSB

Posted: 4/10/2013 | Expires: 5/10/2013

Location: Rocky Hill
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description:

The News Producer creates, coordinates, and executes all newscasts. This position provides editorial and production direction to Associate Producers and field crews regarding content, coordination and newscast execution. In addition, the News Producer: Coordinates efforts of Anchors, Reporters, Editors and other staff toward crafting a compelling newscast. Develops day-to-day on-air look of the newscast to attract the largest available audience to the station's profitable newscasts. Produces newscasts: writes, edits and researches show elements, works with reporters on news production, coordinates breaking stories, selects graphics and pre-production elements, proofreads scripts, coordinates breaking news and executes show in the control room. Essential Functions-Previews news material before airing. Writes, edits and researches show elements. Prepares interview segments. Selects graphics and pre-production elements. Proof reads scripts. Coordinates breaking news and executes show in the control room. Edits video as necessary. 10%- Collaborates with executive producer, reporters, assignment desk and photographers to determine the content of broadcasts. Participates in story planning meetings. 10%-Times the show while on air; meets all req. of commercial content and off-times. 10% -Conceptualizes innovative graphic and pre-production elements. Monitors and works to constantly improve and evolve the look and execution of newscasts. 10%-Coordinates with creative services department to develop effective promotions for upcoming shows, newscasts and events. 10%- Assists the assignment desk and edits tape as necessary. Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or a related field, or equivalent. 1-2yrs producing or production support exp for a TV or cable station. Exp. using Avid, internet production tools, MS Office and Wide Orbit strongly preferred. Flexible work schedule. Previous exp with script writing and editorial exp preferred.

Our cornerstone is knowledge of the home, family, food and lifestyle markets. From that, we have built businesses that serve well-defined audiences, deliver the messages of advertisers, and extend our brand franchises and expertise to related markets.