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Border Producer

Newsnation

Remote / Virtual 05-07-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
NewsNation Border Producer (Del Rio, TX)

The primary role of the border producer is to coordinate and facilitate newsgathering and production of stories centering on the Southwest border, border security, and immigration across platforms for NewsNation. The producer is a vital part of a team including a correspondent, and photographer. The producer oversees the production of stories working with the correspondent and photographer to set up interviews, gather video, collect information, and write stories. The position requires travel along the Southern border. The producer will also be assigned to work on general assignment or breaking news stories as needed.

Primary Duties

Work with correspondent to determine news of day, pitch stories across platforms, conduct research, develop sources, arrange interviews and shoots

Producer must also be able to scout locations and secure permission for shoots and or live shots

Experience and comfort as a multimedia journalist to serve as a second camera on shoots or break off and gather additional elements

Producer should be able to log video and interviews quickly and accurately

Producer should be able to write and craft draft scripts

Serves as the point-person and liaison with the newsroom so the reporter can focus on gathering, writing and storytelling

Works with the reporter on enterprise and future stories

Develops and maintains contacts and relations in bureau city

Ability to assist with booking travel

Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Five or more years working in broadcast or digital news in a role that includes: writing, research, experience in the field

Strong editorial judgement

Ability to work well with others

Multimedia/digital journalism skills: shooting, non-linear editing, file transfer (Latakoo)

Knowledge of the Texas and the Southwest United States

Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply especially those with fluency or proficiency in Spanish.

Requirements:

Job requires producer to live in Del Rio, TX

Ability to travel for work, often with no prior notice

Must be willing to work weekends and holidays as needed

BA/BS degree in journalism preferred, or equivalent work experience

Strong communication skills

Must have a valid driver's license as well as a clean driving record

Salary Range - $75,000 - $90,000 Annualized. (Based on experience)

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk0mv0-3-236-83-154-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $75,000 to $90,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Newsnation

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.