Full Time Job

News Producer

Gray Television

Lawton, OK 11-01-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
NEWS PRODUCER (PRIMARY) - KSWO

About KSWO:

KSWO ABC Affiliated- The top rated station in southwest Oklahoma and north Texas leads the market in weather coverage with the First Alert Weather Team, the largest group of meteorologist tracking storms in the southern plains. Lawton is ideally located halfway between Oklahoma City and Dallas/Forth Worth metroplex. Our region is known for the rugged beauty of the Wichita Mountains and the National Wildlife Refuge, a hiker's paradise. Affordable living, great outdoor adventures and close proximity to major cities and their attractions make the Lawton- Wichita Falls market an exciting Opportunity for career growth.

Learn more about KSWO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrdQBuKR8Bg

Job Summary/Description:

KSWO seeks a full-time producer to join our number one news team. Successful candidate must have solid news judgement, possess strong leadership skills and be able to perform well under pressure. We are not looking for a show stacker. Instead, the ideal candidate must be able to create compelling, research driven content that is clear, concise, and relatable to our audience on all platforms. Candidate must be a team player with the ability to work in an intense breaking news environment and willing to blow up a show minutes before air. On the spot problem solving is a must for this job. Candidate must be a strong writer for our newscasts and website.

Primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Content and overall production of local newscasts
- Oversee all details of the broadcast while working closely with all members of the news team
- Stack the rundown
- Manage the on-air broadcast from the control room
- Contribute story ideas for the newscast and work closely with reporters to execute those ideas
- Produce news content for all station distribution platforms – broadcast, digital, mobile
- Also respond quickly and aggressively to breaking news and getting information on the air
- Copy-edit reporter scripts as well as all newscast copy
- Edit video for multiple platforms
- Must work a flexible schedule when needed to cover other shifts and breaking news
- Work cooperatively as a team member under tight deadlines and ensure accuracy of and update information for the on-air news ticker/crawl system.

Qualifications/Requirements:
- Previous work or internship in journalism is a plus but not a requirement
- Someone who can identify great video and compelling sound bites
- Have solid news judgment
- Excellent communication skills
- The ability to edit video and the ability to write clearly and concisely
- Must have the ability to meet deadlines and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
- Must have good writing skills
- Drug screening required

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''

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gkw584-52-23-219-12-42 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.