Full Time Job

News Producer

NBCUniversal

Mcallen, TX 02-08-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Responsibilities:
⁃ Responsible for overall production of the news of the day, special coverage, in depth stories and other news-related content of each newscast.
⁃ Responsible for being a key communicator in the newsroom- talking with each team member who will participate or provide content for that newscast (i.e. Assignment Editor, anchors, VJ's and production crews).
⁃ Understand newscast mission, station priorities and be familiar with all the platforms.
⁃ Must select stories, understand all the elements and design a newscast that achieves the daily goal.
⁃ Knowledgeable on daily news events, keep up with current events, be aware of past news events and know what is news in the Rio Grande Valley market.
⁃ Execute Live Shots and Satellite Remotes during live newscasts by keeping a good communication with the crew in the field.
⁃ Select, assign, write, and organize news stories. Write headlines, teases and reporter lead-ins.
⁃ Respond to breaking news with urgency and accuracy and have good time management skills.
⁃ Coordinate and plan future community and social story development.
⁃ Work with Video Journalists to improve story and presentation.
⁃ Editing skills to edit video clips.
⁃ Write news scripts, promotional teasers, headlines and topicals for TV and digital platforms.
⁃Producer will work closely with the Executive Producer, Assignment Editors, Reporters and Anchors to desktop edit, write and produce news content for broadcast, digital and web platforms.

Other duties include, working on the Assignment Desk and uploading information to the website.
⁃ Assign reporters and anchors as needed.
⁃ Contribute story ideas; participate in daily coverage decisions and editorial meetings.
⁃ Work directly with talent articulating angle of story, length and video.
⁃ Leadership: take responsibility for own actions, take risks for the team and be a team player.
⁃ Complete discrepancy reports with detail and accuracy to help prevent future problems.
⁃ Understand and follow all Telemundo News standards and ethics.
⁃ Oversee all details of the broadcast while working closely with all members of the news team.
⁃ Stack the rundown and manage the on-air broadcast from the control room
⁃ Produce news stories and specials as assigned.
⁃ Oversee and write the news briefs and daily promos when needed.
⁃ Copy-edit reporter scripts as well as all newscast copy.
⁃ Work a flexible schedule when needed to cover other shifts and breaking news.
⁃ Field produces stories for the on-air newscast and other news content platforms.

Qualifications/Requirements

Qualifications/Requirements
• Must be able to speak, read and write fluently in Spanish and must be able to speak, read and understand English.
• 2 to 4 years as News Producer experience.
• Excellent news judgment, creative ideas and writing skills a must.
• Must have leadership qualities, be detail oriented, organized and able to handle intense deadline pressure.
• Must be willing to work in the McAllen, Texas area and travel as needed for special assignments.
• Must be willing to work long hours, varying shifts (including nights and weekends) and report to work in emergencies depending upon news coverage when necessary.
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
• Must be 18 years or older.
• Must have an excellent driving record and active driver's license

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics
• Take an active role in selecting the stories of the day – come up with story ideas that reporters can turn in one day, create producer driven content to enhance our coverage of the big story and other stories that appear in the newscast.
• Anticipate problems and address them throughout the course of the shift, eliminate all factual/spelling/other errors that appear in the show. If a problem arises, address it immediately. Follow up problems with those involved and a newsroom manager.
• Bring creativity into every aspect of the newscast, use the Telemundo arsenal of tools and equipment to provide the most current information that is geographically diverse and maximizes viewer benefits.
• News judgment with solid ethical decision process.
• High competitive nature.
• Ability to perform under tight time deadlines.

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