Full Time Job

News Producer

KPLC

Lake Charles, LA 05-19-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
About KPLC:

KPLC is located in beautiful Lake Charles, Louisiana. Situated along Lake Charles and the Calcasieu River, Lake Charles is known for it's industry, booming economy and culture. Lake Charles is the fifth-largest city in Louisiana. KPLC began broadcasting in the summer of 1954 and is consistently on of the nation's most innovative and most
watched television stations, ranking among the top 5 Nielsen rated stations nationally throughout the year.

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Job Summary/Description:

KPLC 7 News seeks a newscast producer who is looking for the opportunities and tools needed to produce award-winning and innovative newscasts. The producer will work closely with news managers, reporters, photographers and anchors to create high-quality, high-energy, innovative and authentic broadcasts.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
-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:
- Degree in Journalism or related field
- Previous work or internship in journalism is a plus
- 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
- Have a good driving record
- MVR and drug screening required

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d88pjq-34-236-187-155-42 in your application.

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