Full Time Job

News Producer


Wausau, WI 05-19-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About WSAW:

WSAW is Wausau's first TV station, debuting in 1954. It is a CBS affiliated station that serves northcentral Wisconsin. It is owned by Gray Television. Northcentral Wisconsin is known for its agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare and the area is a tourism destination. WZAW is Wausau's FOX affiliate and home of ''Packer Football'' airing more Packer regular season games than all other stations combined. WZAW produces local newscasts M-F 4:00pm and 9:00pm.

Job Summary/Description:

The candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day production of two of our evening newscasts. That includes determining the content and flow of newscasts, working with management and on-air staff to generate and write stories, and developing content for our website. The ideal candidate will be a newsroom leader with excellent news judgment. We are looking for someone who embraces new technology and has the ability to work in a multi-platform environment, including social media and wsaw.com.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Produce a creative and informative newscast with emphasis on the viewers' interests
- Coordinate the writing and editing of scripts that incorporate video, natural sound and graphics to enhance storytelling
- Coordinate and plan live shots
- Time the newscast in the control room
- Adapt to breaking news and developing stories
- Communicate with anchors, field crews and control room staff

Qualifications/Requirements -

The ideal candidate would possess the following skills:
- Bachelor's Degree in Journalism or related field is desired
- Strong writing skills, using correct grammar
- Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
- Must be professional and courteous with the public, answer phones and greeting guests who are booked to appear on air
- Must work individually as well as part of a team
- Must have a strong understanding of journalistic ethics
- Must have strong organizational skills
- Must be extremely flexible to work different shifts throughout the year
- Familiarity with ENPS, Grass Valley Edius, Photoshop and Arc Publishing preferred

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d93nm7-35-170-64-36-42 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.