Full Time Job

News Producer


Wichita, KS 05-21-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
News Producer - KWCH

About KWCH:

KWCH-TV/KSCW-TV is the #1-rated news leader based in Wichita, Kansas. If you only know Kansas from the Wizard of Oz, you'll be surprised to find tons of unique restaurants and a low cost of living so you can spend your money on weekend concerts, shopping and events! If you are looking for an excellent quality of life and a news family where you can grow doing what you love to do, we want to hear from you!

Job Summary/Description:

We are looking for a producer who loves news, can manage deadlines and commands a morning show that is always changing! You'll work with the #1 morning news team in the market and grow your skills and talent with great teammates.

Responsibilities include, but 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
• Act as leader in facilitating teamwork of staff members
• 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-rnk0wo-3-236-117-38-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.