Full Time Job

News Producer


Metairie, LA 06-07-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WGNO-TV, the ABC affiliate in New Orleans, is looking for an experienced and creative news producer. The successful candidate must have outstanding news judgment, must know how to handle breaking news, utilize all live elements, and be dynamic. The candidate must also deliver and contribute accurate, visual news content across all platforms under deadline in a fast-paced newsroom.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Communicates with reporters and content center to develop storytelling within broadcast
• Writes for broadcast including intros and tags creating cohesive storytelling
• Works with Executive Producer and Assistant News Director to execute daily newscasts  
• Participates in daily editorial meetings
• Boothing assigned newscasts, breaking news and weather events
• Commands control in control room by communicating clear vision to production team, reporters, photographers and anchors
• Builds relationships with all team members proactively including anchors, sports and meteorologists.
• Assists in the production of special projects and other content related to program and/or station
• Balance of strong journalist skills, ability to execute action plans and creative vision to support strong show delivery
• Ability to recognize stories with potential and develop them into compelling broadcast content
• Ability to scour social media for story ideas and make calls to confirm
• Excellent time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Must be available to work holidays, shifts including nights, weekends and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available during breaking news

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• Effective writing skills a must, along with good organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written).
• Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of viewer needs and expectations.
• Ability to meet quality standards for service and evaluate customer satisfaction.
• Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and at least two years work-related experience preferred.
• Required to post digital/social media content.
• Utilize state-of-the-art broadcast and digital technology.
• Prior experience with ENPS a plus.
• Have and exhibit the highest journalistic integrity and ethical standards

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or University in Journalism or Communications preferred
• Valid Driver's License


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8j5x9-3-92-91-54-42 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.