Producer

WAPT
Published
December 21, 2020
Location
Jackson, Mississippi
Category
TV  
Job Type

Description

16WAPT has an opening for a strong, take-charge producer who knows how to create memorable newscasts. The right candidate will have a track record of being creative, aggressive, have the ability to make decisions and communicate the plan in a clear, concise manner. We expect excellent news judgment and a can do attitude. Candidates must have   a proven track record of winning the big story, breaking news and weather. Candidates  must be fast and calm under pressure and able to play well in a room of same-minded pros

Job Responsibilities:

  • Selecting, researching and writing content for live newscasts to make the newscast an “experience” for viewers.
  • Working with and guiding reporters in story production.
  • Communicating, coordinating and executing creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff.

Experience Requirements:

 

  • 2 years producing experience.
  • Creative presentation style.
  • Experience in a newsroom, the ability to remain calm under pressure and knowledge of ENPS are pluses.
  • Military experience in a related occupation specialty will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:

 

  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously.
  • An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components.
  • Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements.
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards.
  • Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available during breaking news.

Education:

  • College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field preferred.
  • Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) with associated producing experience will be considered.
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