Full Time Job

News Producer


Madison, WI 05-03-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

News Producer - WMTV


About WMTV:

At WMTV, we work hard and take pride in getting it right. Our team was recently honored with back-to-back ''News Operation of the Year'' awards in 2020 and 2019 by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. This is a high-profile position that requires initiative, leadership and impact. You will contribute daily to elevating our newscasts and will be an ambassador-championing our community initiatives. You'll work hard and find balance outside of work. Madison is consistently named one of the best places to live in America. We are conveniently located just 1.5 hours from Milwaukee, 2.5 hours from Chicago and 5 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Job Summary/Description:

Join the #1 rated and best team in Madison, Wisconsin, as our next MORNING NEWS producer.

We are the NBC-affiliate in Madison, Wis. We're hiring a News and Digital Content Producer who can take our Morning newscast to the next level. We are on-air from 4:30-7 a.m. If you're a news junkie, we want to hear from you!
Our newscast producers report to and work closely with the News Director and Executive Producer in shaping and ensuring the execution of our digital-first strategy on all platforms (website, social media, our news and weather apps, OTT and television). You must be an innovator, who can see the big picture, as well as someone who is a stickler for the details, writing conversationally (for TV) and with AP Style (for digital). Producing engaging and error-free work is the expectation here.

Please note, the primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the information listed above.

• We prefer a college degree in journalism or related field, and at least one or more years of newsroom or digital producing experience.
• Must have a desire to win, a positive attitude, and the ability to reflect on your work and apply feedback.
• Strong research skills, ability to employ critical thinking skills to dig and go ''beyond the press release'' and/or confirm incoming news tips via email or social media.
• Must be able to work quickly and multi-task under deadline pressure and breaking news.
• A strong candidate will have an established and responsible presence on digital platforms, including station website, social media and OTT.
• Working knowledge of CMS and Digital platforms, including ARC, Social News Desk and CrowdTangle. Photoshop experience is a plus.
• Understanding of and adherence to AP Style.
• Strong communication skills (written and verbal).

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g38pkn-3-225-221-151-42 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.