Full Time Job

Content Producer - Local News Live

Gray Television

Washington, DC 06-07-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

About Local News LIVE (LNL):

Gray Television's Washington News Bureau covers live breaking news, politics, and in-depth investigations for Gray TV's 113 television markets. Its regional team works closely with stations, covering issues directly impacting viewers in their markets. The national team reports on domestic and foreign issues affecting the entire country. It often travels with the President as he meets with world leaders overseas. InvestigateTV produces investigations for Gray TV and recently sparked new legislation on Capitol Hill. Local News Live is a 24/7 featuring stories from Gray TV stations.

Job Summary/Description:

Local News Live, Gray Television's 24/7 news network, is looking for a Content Producer to oversee day-to-day and long-term planning for LNL's live, daily newscasts and special projects. This position requires monitoring and securing content from Gray's markets nationwide while maintaining critical relationships with local stations. The Content Producer will also be responsible for running point on booking Gray talent and guests for a range of segments airing on LNL. The ideal candidate will have line-producing experience, a strong editorial mindset to accomplish the channel's brand and be highly-organized.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Take lead on booking guests and Gray talent for LNL's live, daily productions including newscasts, segments, and breaking news.
• Produce segments for LNL's live newscasts and productions.
• Establish and maintain relationships with Gray's local newsrooms, newsmakers, and guests.
• Research prospective guests and provide producers and anchors elements for segments by pre-interviewing guests, gathering elements for a successful on-air segment.
• Prepare background information for anchors and producers on topics and guests.
• Maintain a calendar of news events and studio schedule.
• Work with local station liaisons to gather content from Gray's newsrooms nationwide.
• Other duties as assigned

• Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field preferred, equivalent experience considered
• Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must
• Excellent organizational and time management skills required
• Minimum two years of experience involved in live, newscast productions
• Must exhibit an understanding of broadcast, digital, and social platforms in a local and national news context
• Must be a self-motivator who demonstrates good news judgment and decision-making
• Maintain a positive attitude and work environment

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references

Local News Live/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rnzmj3-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Gray Television

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.