Full Time Job

Producer News

WATE

Knoxville, TN 06-21-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
WATE 6 On Your Side, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, Tenn. is looking for a newscast producer to craft superior newscasts using our ''On Your Side'' brand. The ideal candidate will be able to build their newscast using ''new, now, next'' writing and have a knack for making quick adjustments for breaking news, weather or traffic. We are looking for a self-starter with great news judgement, the ability to think outside the box and the desire to win.

The City

Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee and Vol Nation. But there's more to this ''Scruffy City'' than Saturdays in the fall. Knoxville offers great food, a bustling arts and music scene and a wide variety of outdoor activities. The city is also on Forbes' list of Most Affordable Cities and US News list of the Top 100 Places to Live.

Your Daily Responsibilities
• Write solid, active & compelling news copy
• Build strong newscasts using informed news judgment combined with showcasing techniques
• Strategize newscast building based on knowledge of our audience, ratings and history of the area
• Be a stickler for facts, grammar and spelling
• Know the video and write to it
• Make solid decisions and stay in control of the newscast in the booth during breaking news
• Keep up communication with anchors and production throughout newscast
• Communicate with reporters to ensure stories meet the mark for our mission and our viewers
• Be flexible on schedule and newscast
• Be a newsroom leader
• Be open for criticism; always growing
• Request graphics and work with graphics team to ensure completion
• Stay on top of current events & issues that impact the East Tennessee community
• Occasionally work on special projects at the direction of a manager

What You Need to Have
• Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Fluent in English.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Proficient with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
• Able to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Flexible to work any shift.
• ENPS experience a plus

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The News Producer must be able to sit, use newsroom software on a computer, conduct telephone conversations, use e-mail & social media for communication, write scripts, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.

Qualified applicants may apply online at www.nexstar.tv/careers

Your Daily Responsibilities
• Write solid, active & compelling news copy
• Build strong newscasts using informed news judgment combined with showcasing techniques
• Strategize newscast building based on knowledge of our audience, ratings and history of the area
• Be a stickler for facts, grammar and spelling
• Know the video and write to it
• Make solid decisions and stay in control of the newscast in the booth during breaking news
• Keep up communication with anchors and production throughout newscast
• Communicate with reporters to ensure stories meet the mark for our mission and our viewers
• Be flexible on schedule and newscast
• Be a newsroom leader
• Be open for criticism; always growing
• Request graphics and work with graphics team to ensure completion
• Stay on top of current events & issues that impact the East Tennessee community
• Occasionally work on special projects at the direction of a manager

What You Need to Have
• Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Fluent in English.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Proficient with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
• Able to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Flexible to work any shift.
• ENPS experience a plus

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The News Producer must be able to sit, use newsroom software on a computer, conduct telephone conversations, use e-mail & social media for communication, write scripts, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rv7707-18-232-179-37-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WATE

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.