Full Time Job

News Producer

Nexstar

Huntsville, AL 11-06-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:
• Write clearly and accurately; manage and approve content and teases for air; select graphics that explain and showcase stories and reinforce station branding
• Develop newscast content by understanding and embracing research, branding and logistics
• Collaborate with news team to select stories for coverage
• Execute newscasts with minimal errors and meet deadlines; oversee quality control of newscast while in booth
• Write and post content for station website and social media platforms
• Respond to breaking news with a sense of urgency
• Perform other duties as assigned

Candidate must:
• Be a motivated team player who will be a positive newsroom citizen
• Demonstrate strong writing skills, with a deep understanding of how context adds or subtracts to a story
• Have the ability to quickly recognize and organize stories for an upcoming newscast
• Remain calm in the heat of the moment and able to steer your team in the right direction
• Be comfortable with change, and able to alter a newscast before and during broadcast - and do it accurately
• Thrive on storytelling and showcasing, with an eye for creative and engaging video and graphics
• Be open to work a flexible schedule including nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays
• Have a Bachelor's degree in journalism, related field, or equivalent experience
• 1-2 years previous news producing experience preferred

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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.