Full Time Job

News Producer


Columbus, GA 05-20-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
About WTVM:

WTVM-TV became the first television station on the air in Columbus, Georgia on October 6, 1953. WTVM continues to be the News Leader in the Columbus television market. With a staff of 40+ news professionals, we broadcast more than 4 hours of news each day on WTVM and well as providing news for WXTX, the area's FOX affiliate & WLTZ, the area's NBC affiliate.

Job Summary/Description:

WTVM News Leader 9, in Columbus Georgia, seeks a news producer to join our award-winning news team. The News Producer will work closely with news managers, reporters, photographers and anchors to create high-quality broadcasts with integrity and facts.

The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Responsible for the content and overall production of the local newscasts
* Oversee all details of the broadcast while working closely with all members of the news team
* Stack the rundown and manage the on-air broadcast from the control room
* Contribute story ideas for the newscast and work closely with reporters to execute those ideas
* Produce news content for all station distribution platforms – broadcast, digital, mobile
* Oversee and write the news briefs and daily promos when needed
* Respond quickly and aggressively to breaking news and getting information on the air
* Copy-edit reporter scripts as well as all newscast copy
* Edit video for multiple platforms
* Must work a flexible schedule when needed to cover other shifts and breaking news
* Field produce stories for the on-air newscast and other news content platforms
* Work cooperatively as a team member under tight deadlines.
* Ensure accuracy of and update information for the on-air news ticker/crawl system
* Teleprompter operation

* Up to a 1 year of producing experience preferred
* BS/BA in Journalism/Communications or equivalent background
* Flexibility with respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shifts
* Must be willing to work in Columbus, GA

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-roo0v2-34-236-187-155-42 in your application.

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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.