Full Time Job

News Producer

Gray Television

Gainesville, FL 05-14-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

News Producer - Wcjb

About WCJB:

WCJB TV20 ABC Affiliate - #1 rated legacy broadcast TV station located in beautiful North Central Florida (the Gainesville market) has a proud heritage and an energetic newsroom. WCJB TV20 is the market leader, with viewers relying on us for news, weather, and sports coverage from Your Local Station. Along with the market's strongest news ratings, and ever-expanding digital platforms, we deliver results for our advertisers. Gainesville is a sports town, and we cover our local high school sports teams with the same fervor we bring to our constant coverage of Florida Gator sports.

Although best known as the home of the University of Florida, Gainesville is also a medical hub with nationally recognized institutions including UF Health/Shands Hospital and North Florida Regional Medical Center. Corporations specializing in medical innovations such as Priora Robotics and Exactech have also made Gainesville their home. And with a large college student population, multiple tech businesses have sprung up, leading to the development of the Innovation Hub and the Cade Center.

Job Summary/Description:

WCJB TV20 is now -time News currently accepting applications for a full-time News Producer to join the #1-rated news team in North Central Florida. We're looking for a producer who wants to join a great news station with a chance to learn quickly through on-the-job training and hopefully move up within our operation.

You'll be producing urgent, impactful shows, writing stories, editing, and taking an active role in producing social media and web content. A Bachelor's degree in a related field is helpful and not required.

The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

◽ Prioritize, organize, and produce newscasts
◽ Maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and local contacts
◽ Search wire services, network feeds, websites and others sources to find relevant material for newscasts
◽ Work with news management to determine which stories to air during evening newscast
◽ Coordinate story assignments with assignment manager
◽ Collaborate with news operations staff to build graphics
◽ Accurately edit video with an eye for visual elements that make stories understandable to the viewer
◽ Work with directors and anchors on presentation of stories
◽ Assist reporters on story development, story expectations, and accurately gathering information under pressure
◽ Write creative headlines and teases
◽ Research and brainstorm story ideas, present ideas in editorial meetings
◽ Generate promotable story ideas daily
◽ Post and update stories to station website and social media sites, engage viewers
◽ Communicate with the web staff during breaking news
◽ Perform other job-related duties as assigned
◽ Write news stories
◽ Monitor competition's shows and websites for missed leads
◽ Assist producers in formatting other newscasts


◽ Clear, concise, conversational writing skills
◽ Excellent communication skills
◽ Demonstrate solid news judgment
◽ Maintain strong journalistic ethics
◽ Strong initiative and attention to detail
◽ Be creative and create compelling and memorable newscasts
◽ Knowledge of newsroom software
◽ Knowledge of web posting software
◽ Strong research skills, including online research using various search engines
◽ Ability to stay current with national and local news/weather
◽ Intermediate-level knowledge of social media
◽ Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
◽ Ability to work independently with little supervision
◽ Demonstrate leadership through training and mentoring less experienced staff members; guide others to get the desired outcome
◽ Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment; work well with co-workers
◽ Edit video and audio on industry standard equipment
◽ Build graphics and use effectively in shows
◽ Handle and adjust to last-minute changes
◽ Make quick, accurate decisions during the on-air process

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5kok1-3-236-170-171-42 in your application.

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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.