Full Time Job

Feed Room Producer

Nexstar

Chicago, IL 09-26-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

WGN America is looking for a FeedRoom Producer for its new, primetime national newscast, ''News Nation''. The position is based in Chicago, Illinois.

The FeedRoom Producer will be responsible for taking in feeds from Nexstar stations around the country, working with the Executive Producer and FeedRoom reporter to present interesting and compelling stories. The producer should be creative, an excellent writer, and have the ability to identify the best video and sound in assembling a story.

Job Responsibilities:
• Must have outstanding communication and presentation skills, and be creative in story-telling
• Gather resources and verify information from across all of Nexstar's stations
• Produce several stories a night with the reporter, varying in length from VO/SOT's to full packages
• Communicate effectively with Executive Producer, producers and anchors
• Strong research skills in national and international news, staying up-to-date on current events

Qualifications Requirements:
• 5+ years producing experience; College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field preferred
• Excellent writing and copy-editing skills
• Extensive knowledge of current events required
• Exceptional editorial skills and the ability to recognize stories with high potential for compelling story-telling.
• Must have strong collaborative spirit in a fast-paced news environment.

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Nexstar

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.