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Newscast Producer

Nexstar

Washington, DC 02-07-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Nexstar Media Inc. has an immediate opening for a News Producer who brings creativity and innovative thinking to the role. The Producer will be responsible for newscasts airing on the newly formed duopoly in the Washington, DC Market #8 DMA. The Producer will work with newsroom leadership, anchors, production team and field crews to create strong and well-paced newscasts. Candidate must have a proven track record that demonstrates ownership and appropriate showcasing of big story coverage, breaking news and weather.
Washington, DC is the center for the nation's politics, but the market offers so much more. The city is home to some of the best museums in the country, from the Smithsonian to the National Museum of African American History and Culture to the National Archives. You will find year-round theaters with live shows, concerts, street festivals and more. DC is also home to professional basketball, baseball, football, hockey and sports teams. There are National Parks and bike trails throughout. DC also offers an amazing food scene. More than 20 restaurants received Michelin stars in 2021 alone. DC is a great place to live, and a fantastic place to grow your career in a major market.

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
• 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

Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
Determines a story's emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
Shoots and edits news events and news reports
Produces and presents reports for all platforms
Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2bz57-3-227-240-72-42 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.