Producer

Location
South Burlington, Vermont
Salary
competitive
Posted
Apr 18, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
Burlington
Duration
Full Time

WPTZ NBC5, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market has an opening 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 dynamic local news coverage. We want a producer who demonstrates solid news judgement, and who has an eye for using video, graphics, and studio features to effectively convey information.   We approach everything as a team at WPTZ. We expect you to come in with an open mind, ready to learn and ready to lend a hand to other members of the team when needed.

 

During work hours, you’ll be in our brand new, state-of-the-art facility. In off hours, you’ll be surrounded by some of the best ski areas in the country, scenic mountains, and some of the most beautiful waterways in the country.

 

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.

  • Possess an ability to communicate clearly and quickly to effectively give direction, and to explain your vision of a newscast to anchors, reporters, and directors.

  • Selecting, researching and writing content for live newscasts to make the newscast an “experience” for viewers

  • Communicating, coordinating and executing creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff.

  • Our producers are required to edit video and contribute to our digital platforms.

Experience Requirements

  • 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.

Education:

  • 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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