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Weekend Associate Producer


Chicago, IL 03-06-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
NewsNation Weekend Associate Producer (Chicago, IL)

The NewsNation Associate Producer is responsible for contributing story ideas, writing stories and segments, compiling elements to support those stories, and organizing them within an energetic and memorable way for the respective broadcasts. This position supports both NewsNation's weekend newscasts on Saturdays and Sundays and also works with the network's weekday morning show three days a week. This position is based at NewsNation headquarters in Chicago.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Pitches story ideas

Researches production topics using the Internet, video archives, and other information sources

Gathers elements: video, stills, user generated content

Makes graphics requests when needed

Writes editorial copy

Edits video on desktop editing software

Assist in preparing and executing live correspondent hits or guests segments

Fill-in as newscast line producer when assigned

Perform other tasks as assigned by show leaders or news management

Requirements & Skills:

Three to five year's experience in national or major-market television news

BA/BS degree or equivalent degree in journalism or related field

Strong writing skills required

Ability to create dynamic graphic and video elements

Must be self-directing, self-motivating and able to work will with a diverse group of people

Interact well with on-air talent, news managers, videographers, production, digital and engineering staff


Excellent verbal, written, grammar and analytical skills

Exhibit strong news judgment

Handle stress, including short deadlines

Work at a computer for extended periods of time

Must be able to work assigned shifts and be on call during overnights, mornings and weekends/holidays


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8e79k-3-230-143-213-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.