Full Time Job

News Producer

Fox TV Stations

Washington, DC 03-11-2021
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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 U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox 5 TV in Washington DC is searching for a full-time newscast producer who is passionate about local news and delivering exceptional television broadcasting to the market. Our news producers are responsible for daily production of newscasts within specific time constraints. Candidates must be able to create rundowns, craft segments, work well under pressure and deadlines. Level of performance requires a superior command of grammar and broadcast news-writing style. Must be familiar with and able to log and edit video for inclusion on scripts. Responsible for production of stories – everything from setting up the story, to interviews, to writing and editing features, and coordinating graphics. Responsible for editorial decisions and/or changes made in the control room while the newscast is on the air. Communicates via IFB to provide producer direction and talent instruction to crews in the field and in studio. Collaborate with executive producers. Coordinate with web/social team to coordinate coverage for online and on-air. Work with writers and on-air staff to develop story ideas, edit scripts and provide feedback. Work with field crews to manage stories, provide graphics support, video and logistical support. Work closely with assignment desk to coordinate live shots and reporter & photographer assignments. Maintain open communication with News Director, the news management team and all station personnel to efficiently, respectfully and professionally complete news assignments. Attend and participate in department and production meetings. Constantly moves throughout the station to coordinate work requirements and production. Occasionally bends stoops and crouches for work related functions. Constantly uses verbal, audible, and visual abilities to perform essential functions. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Constantly operates PC to complete required news items and related materials. Requires fine motor skills. May sit for extended periods. Candidates must have strong news judgment, solid writing skills, knowledge of current events and excellent communication skills. Must be able to think out of the box and find new ways to present information. Must be self-motivated and effectively work independently and on a team. Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field required. Possess three (3) years of newsroom experience, preferably as a newscast producer. Two to three (2-3) years' experience in a medium to major television market is required. Will train as back up for other newscasts. Weekends, holidays and varied hours required.
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