Full Time Job

News Producer

WBTV

Charlotte, NC 05-19-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
About WBTV:

WBTV was the first television station to sign on in the Carolinas and is considered the ''most trustworthy source of news and information'' in the area according to research. WBTV First Alert Weather is the certified most accurate forecast for the market as measured by WeatheRate. Being ''On Your Side'' for viewers, clients and the community is the guiding principle of WBTV and helps drive its award-winning newscasts and quality local journalism. Visit www.wbtv.com to learn more.

Job Summary/Description:

WBTV is looking for an inspired, resourceful producer who works well with a team of talented professionals to create compelling newscasts through thoughtful story selection and placement, impactful writing, and effective showcasing. The successful candidate is a skilled communicator who writes for the ear and produces for the eye. Excellent time management skills are a must, as well as strong decision-making skills and attention to detail. A demonstrated understanding of the relationship between broadcast and digital/ streaming/ social media platforms is a huge plus.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
- Line produce one-hour live newscast daily
- Select content
- Write and format scripts
- Coordinate with digital producers on cross-platform content
- Communicate with anchors, assignment desk, field crews, editors, and others to ensure execution of a high-quality newscast
- Produce live breaking news and special event coverage
- Participate in daily editorial meetings

Qualifications/Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field preferred, equivalent experience considered
- Minimum 2 years experience as a line producer
- Experience producing with multiple live sources
- Excellent writing, showcasing, time management skills required
- Must provide a link to samples of work

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dy710p-35-171-146-141-42 in your application.

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WBTV

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.