Full Time Job

News Producer


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

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.