Full Time Job

News Producer


Bakersfield, CA 08-17-2023
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
News Producer, KERO

The E.W. Scripps news station KERO, 23ABC in Bakersfield, CA is seeking a News Producer to join our team! The News Producer will create, lead and organize content for multiple platforms utilizing strong editorial, journalistic, organizational and communication skills. We are offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus for this role.

• Develop and organize newscasts or local programs; responsible for writing, story development and showcasing
• Collaborate with reporters, anchors, news managers and assignment editors to determine content needs
• Enhance the content with graphics, video, research, and station branding
• Execute time sensitive decisions
• Responsible for oversight of live broadcast and up to the minute editorial decisions
• Perform desktop editing
• Post content to station's Web sites
• Perform other duties as assigned

• Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field, or equivalent experience
• Minimum of 2 years of experience as a television writer or producer

• Avid local news consumer: knows daily news, events, trends and happenings on a local level
• Strong vision and ability to advance stories
• Excellent interpersonal communicator
• Extraordinarily passionate about writing; courageous and creative storyteller with attention to even tiny details - choosing the perfect words, grammar, spelling
• Highly organized
• Highly adaptable - fast paced, deadline driven environment
• Strong self-motivation
• Working knowledge of journalistic ethics and libel laws and strong editorial judgement
• Able to use web analytics
• Proficient with newsroom computer systems, MS Office a plus

Hourly: $23.66 - $28.37

Pursuant to local salary transparency laws, the salary range posted is specific to candidates who will perform this work in California.

• A career path to grow your professional experiences
• Full medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as certain other health and wellness benefits
• Retirement savings plan with company match
• Other key company benefits include disability accident insurance, hospital indemnity, critical illness, life insurance, AD&D, ID protection, pet discount program, and employee assistance program. More details about timing and conditions of benefits eligibility and other plan terms and conditions will be provided upon hire.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1x6ev-44-200-101-84-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $5,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets.