Producer

WAPT
Published
September 14, 2021
Location
Jackson, Mississippi
Category
TV  
Job Type

Description

16WAPT, The Hearst Owned ABC Affiliate in Jackson, MS, 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
  • In-person attendance is required
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
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience 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
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered

Additional Requirements: 

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

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