Full Time Job

News Producer

Gray Television

Birmingham, AL 09-15-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

About WBRC:

WBRC is the number one station in Central Alabama. We produce award-winning news. We also have a dominant digital presence, using WBRC.com, the WBRC News app, the WBRC Weather app, and social media platforms to connect to a worldwide audience.

Job Summary/Description:

WBRC Fox6 News is looking for two creative producers to join its award-winning morning news team. Successful candidates must utilize strong editorial, journalistic and communication skills. Our producers have multiple live capabilities to put together an informative, fast-paced newscasts.

The position requires you to have a flexible schedule and fill-in on other shows as needed, including some holidays.

Duties and responsibilities will include (but not limited to):
- Use editorial judgment to help determine content of the newscasts.
- Work with reporters and news managers to create unique, fast-paced newscasts.
- Use social media to determine content of newscasts and highlight big social stories.
- Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance newscasts and stories.
- Write for the web and post daily on all digital platforms including social media and attaching images and streaming video.
- Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
- Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.
- Deliver unscripted breaking news coverage and special event coverage to the community at large.
- Collaborate with reporters and management in the development of broadcast content such as newscasts, promotions, and teases.
- Receive assignments and evaluate leads and tips in order to develop story ideas.
- Develop and organize newscasts.
- Make time-sensitive decisions.
- Write clearly for multiple platforms on tight deadlines.
- Demonstrate creativity and strong editorial judgment.
- Follow journalistic and libel laws.
- Edit video for broadcasts and the web.

• The successful applicant's background must include a minimum of one year of experience in a newsroom. He/she must be a self-starter with a passion for news. He/she must be willing to work weekends, holidays and overnights when needed. The position is not for a beginner.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk1zxp-44-192-38-248-42 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.