Full Time Job

News Producer / Assignment Editor


Cranston, RI 02-09-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
WJAR, Southern New England's News Leader, seeks an aggressive, energetic, and creative full-time News Producer/Assignment Editor! We are looking for someone with skills on both sides of the newsroom - the ideal candidate will serve as an associate producer for our early evening newscasts and fill in produce as needed. They will also keep our weekend newsgathering on track, generating story ideas, assigning crews, and keeping our digital properties updated. This is an excellent opportunity for an early career producer to gain essential experience at one of America's great television stations!

This person will manage all aspects of daily news coverage and write for various newscasts, including but not limited to:
• Write and edit content for daily newscasts
• Produce and time shows as needed
• Assign and track news crews
• Identify and develop daily content
• Write and post content to NBC 10's digital properties
• Listen to scanners, monitor websites/social media, and react to breaking news
• Develop and maintain contacts and sources to enterprise story ideas
• Assisting in the efficient operations of the assignment desk

Requirements and Qualifications:
• Minimum of 1 year of producing or assignment desk experience
• Commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Basic computer knowledge/word processing skills, knowledge of iNews and Avid is a plus
• General knowledge and interest in local, national, and world news
• Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
• Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and emerging social media platforms
• Bachelor's degree with a major in Journalism is also preferred

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1wnxx-3-238-250-73-42 in your application.