MMJ/Associate Producer

Location
Huntsville, Alabama
Salary
competitive
Posted
Jan 24, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Full Time

Overview

Reports To: News Director

 

WHNT, a Tribune Broadcasting station, has an opening for an MMJ/Associate Producer to work in our Huntsville location.

 

The MMJ/Associate Producer must be ready to take on a challenging new opportunity!  This role will MMJ 2 days a week and perform as Associate Producer 3 days a week. When assigned to the role of Associate Producer, the right candidate must be a strong storyteller who brings energy with excellent writing, spelling and grammar skills, as well as knowledge of pop culture and current events. When assigned to MMJ, the right candidate must have an engaging on-air personality and the ability to make the audience feel, learn and want to come back for more.  This position will contribute to the content gathering of information for WHNT, the station websites and social media.

Responsibilities
  • Pitch unique stories that will get results and drive ratings
  • Accurately report on a variety of subjects and break stories the competition doesn’t have
  • Shoot, edit, write and produce easy to understand news stories, including vo’s, vo/sot’s and packages
  • Cover breaking news with a sense of urgency
  • Establish and maintain relationships/sources in the community
  • Produce content and video for Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
  • Write news content for on-air
  • Assist with building graphics
  • Assist/fill-in supervising the live on-air delivery of newscasts in the control room
  • Collaborate with Producers, Executive Producers, Editors and the assignment desk to develop news stories
  • Learn to fill-in produce
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience required
  • 1 year of newsroom experience preferred
  • Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
  • Must exhibit solid news judgment
  • Must be accurate and consistent in writing ability
  • Must be proactive and work well in a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must be willing to submit to a background check

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

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