Full Time Job

News Producer

WVIR

Charlottesville, VA 6 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About WVIR:

WVIR-TV/GVIR-TV NBC29/CW29/NBC29 Weather Plus is the dominant television station in the desirable Charlottesville market. NBC29 is consistently the top-rated station in all news dayparts. The station is located on the historic Downtown Mall in the heart of Charlottesville's vibrant cultural district.

Job Summary/Description:

The producer is one of the most crucial positions at a television station. It requires someone who is a strong leader, excellent communicator, organized and also passionate about the news.

Primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Prioritize, organize, and produce newscasts
• Maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and local contacts
• Search wire services, network feeds, websites and others sources to find relevant material for newscasts
• Work with news management to determine which stories to air during newscasts
• Act as leader in facilitating teamwork of staff members
• Accurately edit video with an eye for visual elements that make stories understandable to the viewer
• Work with directors and anchors on presentation of stories
• Write news stories
• Assist reporters on story development, story expectations, and accurately gathering information under pressure
• Write creative headlines and teases
• Research and brainstorm story ideas, present ideas in editorial meetings
• Work with the web staff during breaking news and alert users on all platforms
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree
• Clear, concise, conversational writing skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Demonstrate solid news judgment
• Maintain strong journalistic ethics
• Strong initiative and attention to details
• Be creative and create compelling and memorable newscasts
• Knowledge of newsroom software and of web posting software
• Build graphics and use effectively in shows
• Handle and adjust to last-minute changes
• Make quick, accurate decisions and work well under pressure
• Strong research skills, including online research using various search engines
• Ability to stay current with national and local news/weather
• Intermediate level knowledge of social media
• Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
• Ability to work independently with little supervision
• Demonstrate leadership through training and mentoring less experienced staff members; guide others to get the desired outcome
• Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment; work well with co-workers

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now''

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0m506-52-205-167-104-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WVIR

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.