Newscast Producer

Omaha, Nebraska
Feb 20, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

KETV-TV, Omaha’s News Leader and the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate headquartered in historic 7 Burlington Station, has an opportunity for a Newscast Producer. We’re looking for a story teller who thrives on breaking news, and the urgency of a fast-paced, dynamic newscast. Our next producer will join a team of award-winning journalists committed to investigative journalism and dynamic local news coverage. The winning candidate will be a good writer who has the ability to lead a team, make quick, sound decisions, and take-on the day with a positive attitude. We want a producer who demonstrates solid news judgement, and who has an eye for using video, graphics, and studio video displays to effectively convey information.   We approach everything as a team at KETV, and you’ll need to be a clear communicator who can calmly handle last-minute changes, and the excitement of a breaking news environment.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Selecting, and writing material for a daily newscast
  • Building graphics and shaping how a story is presented for a live newscast
  • Working with reporters and helping them shape their daily reports.
  • An ability to communicate clearly and quickly to effectively give direction, and to explain your vision of a newscast to anchors, reporters, and directors
  • The ability to multi-task, and an interest in publishing material to digital platforms and social media
  • Selecting, researching and writing content for live newscasts to make the newscast an “experience” for viewers
  • Working with and guiding reporters in story production
  • Communicating, coordinating and executing creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff


Experience Requirements

  • 2 years producing experience
  • Creative presentation style
  • Experience in a newsroom, the ability to remain calm under pressure and knowledge of ENPS are pluses
  • Military experience in a related occupation specialty will be considered


Qualifications Requirements

  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously.
  • An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components
  • Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available during breaking news



  • College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field preferred
  • Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) with associated producing experience will be considered

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