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WLKY - Newscast Producer

Hearst Television, Louisville, KY, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full-Time


WLKY has an opening for a strong, take-charge producer who knows how to create memorable newscasts. The right candidate will have a track record of being creative, aggressive, have the ability to make decisions and communicate the plan in a clear, concise manner.  We expect excellent news judgment, flexibility and a can-do attitude. Candidates must have a proven track record of winning the big story, breaking news and weather. Must be an excellent writer who takes pride in clean scripts with compelling and concise storytelling. Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, changing news environment.  Candidates must work fast under deadlines and calm under pressure. Must be willing to work weekends, nights or overnights. 
 
Job Responsibilities: 
  • 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
  • In-person attendance is required
Experience Requirements:
  • 2-5 years producing experience
  • Knowledge of ENPS preferred
  • Experience in a newsroom, the ability to remain calm under pressure 
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:
  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
Additional Requirements
 
As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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