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News producer (Wichita, Kansas)

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:43 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Type: 
Part time
Opportunity: 
Job
Details: 

KWCH-TV, KSCW-TV, and satellite stations KBSD-TV, KBSH-TV, KBSL-TV, is currently accepting applications for a part-time News Producer to join the #1-rated news team in Kansas.

We’re looking for an entry-level producer who wants to join a great news station with a chance to learn quickly through on-the-job training and hopefully move up within our operation.

You’ll be producing shows, writing stories, and taking an active role in producing social media and web content.

A bachelor’s degree in a related field, and a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, are required.

Essential Functions:

• 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 evening newscast

• Coordinate story assignments with assignment manager

• Collaborate with news operations staff to build graphics

• 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

• 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

• Generate promotable story ideas daily

• Post and update stories to station website and social media sites, engage viewers

• Communicate with the web staff during breaking news

• Perform other job-related duties as assigned

• Write news stories

• Monitor competition’s shows and websites for missed leads

• Assist producers in formatting other newscasts

Essential Skills & Abilities:

• Clear, concise, conversational writing skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Demonstrate solid news judgment

• Maintain strong journalistic ethics

• Strong initiative and attention to detail

• Be creative and create compelling and memorable newscasts

• Knowledge of newsroom software

• Knowledge of web posting software

• 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

• Edit video and audio on industry standard equipment

• Build graphics and use effectively in shows

• Handle and adjust to last-minute changes

• Make quick, accurate decisions during the on-air process

The position offers a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package, including group health & dental, paid time off, 401(k) and more. 


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