Full Time Job

News Producer

Fox TV Stations

Orlando, FL 07-20-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Fox Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of US television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, DC and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

JOB DESCRIPTION

WOFL Fox 35 is looking for strong, creative, take-charge producer who has a vision for the newscast and knows how to turn a plan into remarkable television. Candidates must be aggressive, decisive and creative. We are looking for someone with stellar news judgement who owns big stories and wins breaking news coverage. The successful candidate must think big and communicate effectively with everyone on the team. The candidate must also be assertive yet calm under pressure.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Select, research and write stories that are clear, concise, fair and accurate
• Communicate and coordinate with executive producer, anchors, reporters and photographers to create memorable, creative television.
• Assign stories to APs and follow up with them once stories are written
• Monitor latest developments in stories and update all copy
• Be a leader in the newsroom by actively participating in story selection
• Know how to showcase special elements in the newscast and understand how to create an exciting viewer experience
• Work independently with minimal oversight from management to produce assigned newscast.
• Thrive in a fast-paced workplace and stay calm under pressure
• Attend and participate in editorial meetings by bringing story ideas to the table on a daily basis
• Produce graphics for news stories
• Work with anchors to ensure the delivery of the copy is urgent, exciting and connects with viewers
• Select the best video and soundbites for stories and write copy to match
• Have a good understanding of time management to meet deadlines.
• Have a commanding presence in the booth, effectively communicating changes to the director, anchors, reporters and audio operators.
• Participate in newscast critiques
• Write, edit and post stories on the station's digital and social platforms
• Write and produce effective teases, headlines and cold opens
• Work with reporters, photographers and assignment editors to identify the best elements to tease
• Adhere to all professional broadcast journalism standards concerning legal and ethical issues

Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Positive Attitude
• Problem Solving and Decision Making
• Commitment to Excellence
• Initiative
• Teamwork
• Attention to detail
• Integrity
• Outstanding Communication Skills

Typical Physical Requirements of Position:

Regularly stand; walk, sit, reach with hands and arms; and; talk or hear.
Occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 2 years' experience in a TV news department producing newscasts. Strong creative writing skills and editorial judgment

EDUCATION: College degree in an applicable discipline such as broadcast journalism
OTHER: Working knowledge newsroom computer systems and digital platforms

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6204n-35-168-110-128-42 in your application.