WJBK’s News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Producer/Writer. Individual will produce and write compelling newscasts with focus on Social Media and Website posts. Will be responsible for generating stories, actively engaged in daily news gathering, writing accurate broadcast copy for multiple platforms, including website and social media. Also responsible for coordinating coverage with the assignment desk and reporters. May be called on upon to field produce or write for other newscasts. Will create graphics and edit video for air and booth live newscasts during breaking news. Other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required. The candidate must possess a minimum of three years’ experience as a television newscast producer in a medium to major market. Candidate must have strong news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events, excellent communication and people skills. Intermediate to advanced experience with Social Media platforms and Website postings required. Must handle pressure well including the ability to handle breaking news. Knowledge of TV production techniques and newsroom computer systems required. Must be creative, detail-oriented, and a problem solver. Exceptional news judgment a must. The ability to react quickly, multi-task, handle situations and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is essential. A working knowledge of Metro Detroit history and culture is preferred.
Job Code: 240