Producer

Employer
Location
Norfolk
Posted
Feb 21, 2014
Closes
Mar 23, 2014
Contact
Ms. Tina Luque
Category
Television
Duration
Full Time
Purpose/reason for this Position:
The primary focus of the News Producer is to produce, write, and gather information and graphics for newscasts.

Core Job Functions:
?Writing News Stories: Consistently writes compelling, clear, news stories and teases, making maximum use of video, graphics, live shots, etc. to achieve superb story telling.
?Successfully produce one or more newscasts daily: Newscasts are completed flawlessly and meet all deadlines prior to air, including timing of newscast changes as needed
?Utilization of Graphics: Able to select appropriate graphics to help explain and showcase stories while using station branding, and to enhance storytelling by their use and placement.
?Suggestion & Development of Story Ideas: Coordinates with team to develop story ideas and offers innovative suggestions for story coverage; understands newscast audience make-up
?Timing of Newscasts and Managing Change: Able to successfully construct and time a rundown, and ensure that all components (general news stories, live shots, graphics, etc.) are in place; able to manage changes (including moving live shots, updating stories, and adding breaking news) while the newscast is on the air.
?Editing: edits several elements of show everyday. Training provided.
?Web Posting and Social Media: write and post original items for wtkr.com, wtkr.com, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
Ability to type, use computers, and other such equipment. Command of the language and English grammar and spelling. Ability to work under extreme pressure and deadlines. Must possess a valid State Driver’s License (or be able to get one.)

Education Requirements:
A degree is preferred, and a minimum of three years work experience producing a daily local newscast is required.

Physical Requirements:
Dexterity to operate a typewriter, computer, and other such equipment. Communication skills used in an office setting. Vision to review and approve news scripts, watch video, etc.



Interested parties should submit resume and references to Tina Luque, News Director, WTKR-TV, 720 Boush St., Norfolk, VA 23510, email Tina.Luque@wtkr.com.

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