Writer/Producer - KXAS

Posted: 2/12/2019

Location: Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Job Purpose: NBCUniversal’s Owned Television station in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, KXAS TV, is looking for a Newscast Writer/Producer. As a Writer/Producer, you will create content for the most innovative news organization in Texas. We are searching for a candidate who wants to grow their skill set and develop into a line producer capable of running one of our main newscasts.

Job Duties
  • Build stories and newscasts while working with a team of producers, reporters, and anchors.
  • Craft content using excellent writing and editing skills as well as your own unique vision.
  • Write/segment produce for a variety of newscasts as assigned.
  • Collaborate with newscast directors, promotion teams, graphics artists and newsroom staff to coordinate the production of newscasts.
  • Field produce for major event coverage, coordinate with line producers and talent for dynamic presentation of information
  • Plan for major coverage and assist/direct booking of satellite interviews, in-person interviews, and pacer opportunities to build comprehensive coverage
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Basic Qualifications

    • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a daily newscast producer

    Additional Job Requirements

    • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #)
    • Must be willing to work in Fort Worth, TX just south of DFW airport
    • Must have the ability to work any shift
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must accept Solutions as NBCUniversal’s Dispute Resolution program

    Desired Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
    • Ability to create urgent and interesting news copy
    • Skilled social media user, who uses Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other platforms to build content and attract viewers
    • Proven track record of boothing live events and newscasts
    • Ability to communicate effectively and work well with people while under pressure.
    • Knowledge of libel law and applicable FCC rules and regulations.
    • Personal initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision.
    • Team player who is flexible
    • Displays a positive work ethic and can work under tight deadlines.
    • High degree of integrity and professionalism.
    • Intense familiarity and interest in current news events.
    • Strong Organizational Skills.

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