Full Time Job

Newscast Producer

WLKY

Louisville, KY 08-19-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WLKY has an opening for an experienced, take-charge producer who knows how to create memorable newscasts. The right candidate will have a track record of being creative and aggressive with breaking news. This person must work well under deadlines and have the ability to make decisions and communicate the plan in a clear manner. We are looking for an experienced producer to lead our morning newscast production. We expect excellent news judgment, flexibility, and a positive, can-do attitude. Candidates must have a proven track record of excellent writing, story selection, and aggressive breaking news coverage. You m ust be an excellent writer who takes pride in clean scripts with compelling and concise storytelling. You must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, changing news environment. Candidates must work fast under deadlines and remain calm under pressure. We are looking for a producer who understands the need for team building and great communication/relationships with on-air staff.

Job Responsibilities:
• Selecting, researching, and writing content for live newscasts to make the newscast an ''experience'' for viewers
• Working with and guiding reporters in story production
• Communicating, coordinating, and executing creative vision with a team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff
• In-person attendance is required

Experience Requirements:
• 3-5 years producing experience
• Creative presentation style
• Must have professional experience producing a television newscast
• Experience with ENPS is a plus
• Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.

Skills Needed:
• Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills
• Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously.
• Ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components
• Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase elements/stories in newscast
• Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
• Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available during breaking news

Education:
• College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field preferred
• Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) with associated producing experience will be considered

Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0nwv8-3-230-144-31-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WLKY

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.