Full Time Job

News Producer


Moselle, MS 09-08-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
News Producer - WDAM


About WDAM:

WDAM is the #1 station in the Hattiesburg-Laurel DMA. We are dominant on broadcast and digital and produce news on WDAM NBC and WDAM ABC. Hattiesburg-Laurel is market 167 and we reach viewers in eight counties (Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry, and Wayne). WDAM is less than two hours driving distance to New Orleans, Mobile, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great station and company.

Job Summary/Description:

WDAM 7 News is looking for a creative producer to join its morning news team. Successful candidates must utilize strong editorial, journalistic, and communication skills. This producer will work alongside another broadcast producer, two anchors, a meteorologist, and a digital producer.

The position requires working Midnight to 8 am, Monday through Friday, and some holidays.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Use editorial judgment to help determine the content of the newscasts.
• Work with reporters and news managers to create unique, informative newscasts.
• Use social media to determine the content of newscasts and highlight big social stories.
• Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance newscasts and stories.
• Perform other tasks as required by the supervisor or executive producer.
• Deliver unscripted breaking news coverage and special event coverage to the community at large.
• Collaborate with reporters and management in the development of the newscasts.
• Develop and organize newscasts.
• Make time-sensitive decisions.
• Write clearly for multiple platforms on tight deadlines.
• Demonstrate creativity and strong editorial judgment.
• Follow journalistic and libel laws.
• Edit video for broadcasts.

• The successful applicant's background must include a college degree in Mass Communications or Journalism or a candidate can be working towards a college degree in a journalism-related field.

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WDAM-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior by the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gkyk80-44-200-101-84-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.