Full Time Job

News Producer


Lansing, MI 04-29-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
The News Producer produces daily newscast items, decides the order in which stories will be told, writes teases and other content, times news programs, edits video, and posts video to the website.

Do you love to write? Instead of one good story, would you rather put together one great show? WLNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Lansing, Michigan, has the perfect job for you.

We want someone with superior writing skills: someone who can tell stories in a clear and compelling way. We also want someone who can think visually and can help craft a show instead of stacking one story on top of another.

We also want someone who is always looking for newest, freshest stories to put in a newscast and who can react to breaking news, stay cool under pressure, and work well with others.

A degree in journalism or related field is required. Newsroom experience (even in the form of an internship) is preferred.

We are the state capital. We also have a Big Ten university and two General Motors plants. Because of that, we've got more news, sports, arts, and culture than markets much bigger than ours.
• Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms
• Writes and orders news stories
• Approves scripts
• Balances news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts
• Edits video
• Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms
• Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites
• Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Fluency in English
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Minimum two years' experience in news operations (Depending on market size)
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Flexibility to work any shift

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g385kq-34-204-174-110-42 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.