Full Time Job

Newscast Producer


Mobile, AL 03-07-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
The Producer will author content and lead teammates contributing to the content creation for, production of, and presentation of on-air and live streaming newscasts, live events, and special programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Author strong copy with correct grammar, punctuation, editorial style, and formatting to meet the requirements of each on-air, digital, and social distribution platform
• Use informed news judgment, showcasing techniques, and news research to build newscasts which serve the needs of our local viewers
• Research/gather/analyze information and elements to produce accurate, complete, in-depth, relevant, and fair newscasts for broadcast and digital & social media shows for publication
• Quickly adjust newscasts to accommodate breaking news and severe weather coverage
• Ensure that all content produced meets company standards for journalistic integrity, timeliness, and production quality
• Cooperate and communicate clearly, directly, and regularly with news & production teammates and other station departments
• Produce special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:
• Strong news judgment and high journalistic integrity
• Strong awareness of news and current events
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and make sound editorial decisions in real-time
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Fluency in English
• Strong, candid knowledge of self & capabilities and display the willingness & ability to take action to learn, improve, and grow
• Professional savvy and collegial demeanor when interacting with colleagues and members of the public
• Work well under pressure --- ability to handle breaking news and last-minute changes with aplomb
• Low-to-zero call/approach reluctance --- ability to confidently engage with viewers, officials, those affected by stories, and others to cultivate story leads and information
• Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Media, Creative Writing, English, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Flexibility to work any shift

Technical Skills:
• Mastery of AP writing style to author digital, social, and on-air content
• Strong non-linear video editing skills and familiarity with Adobe Premiere video editing software preferred
• Familiarity with ENPS rundown and story management system preferred
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqzwym-34-239-173-144-42 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.