Full Time Job

News Producer

Nexstar

Denver, CO 09-30-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Are you a news producer with a hungry rundown, full of urgent and impactful news?

Do you excel at winning breaking news and weather coverage on-air and online?

Are you interested in working in one of the best cities in America – with the Rocky Mountains in your backyard and all the hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and excitement you can handle?

If so – FOX31/Colorado's Own Channel 2 in Denver has a rare opportunity for you. We're looking for a dynamic producer to join the team. The successful candidate should consistently produce a show that stands out as best in their market. You should know how to ''produce up'' a story, live and breathe digital and thrive at integrating it into your shows.

We're seeking someone with 4+ years of news producing experience. A Bachelor's degree is required.
• Essential Functions:
• Be creative and create compelling and memorable newscasts
• Write creative headlines and teases
• Maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and local contacts
• Search wire services, network feeds, websites and social media to find relevant material for newscasts
• Collaborate with news operations staff to build graphics
• Work with directors and anchors on presentation of stories
• Clear, concise, conversational writing skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Demonstrate solid news judgment
• Maintain strong journalistic ethics
• Strong initiative and attention to detail
• 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
• Assist producers in formatting other newscasts

Essential Skills & Abilities:
• 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
• Knowledge of engaging on 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

Pay Range: $50k-$53k

The position offers a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits package, including group health & dental, paid time off, 401(k) and more.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d55q1z-3-236-51-151-42 in your application.

Company Profile
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.