Producer- Daily News & Lifestyles

Production for WJRT
Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan

posted on July 29, 2021


job posting:

ABOUT GRAY TELEVISION: 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. We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business. ABOUT STATION: For more than 60 years, ABC12 has been part of the Mid-Michigan community. Being called a leader in the industry is a responsibility and commitment we take seriously. Providing breaking news of the day and keeping our viewers informed before, during and after severe weather is our commitment day in and day out. Reaching beyond the traditional news of the day, ABC12 is humbled to be the media partner for several events throughout the year benefiting the community we call home. If you are looking for a place to grow your career, find an opportunity to make a change or challenge your skills, the award-winning team of ABC12 could be the perfect home for you too. PRODUCER: ABC12 is looking for a producer for a daily news and lifestyle show. The ideal candidate will have experience producing news for the past two years – and can combine both news and lifestyle content in a daily one-hour package. The right candidate will be a creative thinker, who can produce engaging, entertaining and informative content, including client-sponsored content integration – in addition to delivering the day’s top news stories and weather. This person must be detail-oriented, with the ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects at a time. A college degree in broadcasting or related major is preferred with at least 2 years' experience. This is your chance to combine your love for news while embracing your creative side as well. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: • Produce entertaining and informative show, including paid segments. • Source, contact and book guests for the show. • Participate in meetings with the Executive Producer, Sales Department, and/or clients to successfully meet business needs, guide them toward good content decisions and coach them on best practices for TV. • Pre-interview guests, research topics/guests and provide hosts and staff with research materials. • Create show and segment graphics and edit video. • Write digital content, edit clips for the Web site and drive social media engagement with a strong presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.Create newscasts, select, research, write content for live newscasts • Communicating, coordinating and executing creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff. • Build news content in unique and compelling ways using the many tools and technology available • Working knowledge of current events and community issues • Enhance content with graphics, video research, and station branding • Oversee all aspects of content and presentation of newscast. • Ability to write, re-write, edit and post to website as well as other platforms. • Producer will be expected to update digital and social platforms as needed. • Work closely with the news team for accurate and interesting news information on all platforms • The News Producer will oversee content quality and accuracy for his/her newscasts • Grow the stations' social and digital footprint, especially within key demographics • Passion for production and storytelling, combined with an unwavering commitment to journalistic ethics and standards • Willingness to grow by taking direction and excel as a team member. • Communicate effectively and efficiently with anchors, field crews and technical staff • Adapt to breaking news and developing stories • Generate story ideas and collaborate with news staff on promotable story ideas • Assist producers in formatting other newscasts • Ability to edit video • Perform other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS: • Two years prior news producing experience and strong editorial skills • Possess a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Broadcasting, or a related field • High level of communication skills both written and verbal along with excellent judgement • Experience in a newsroom, the ability to remain calm under pressure • Must possess exceptional organizational and writing skills • Knowledge of web-based publishing • Mindful of deadlines • Ability to lead and make split second decisions based upon knowledge of directives • Must be self-motivated, ability to multi-task, and excel under intense deadlines pressure in a rapidly changing environment • Experience with ENPS a plus • Must know how to edit • 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. • Must be willing to reside in the DMA THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION This shift is currently for Producer Daily News and Lifestyle. This is a 24/7 operation and may require working overnights and/or weekends, as well as holidays. The hours, shifts, responsibilities are flexible and are subject to change at the News Director’s discretion. Involvement in station initiatives and station events are necessary. Gray Television, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. Passing a drug screening and motor vehicle records check are conditions of employment. Must have a reliable source of transportation and be flexible on hours. Please apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow *******NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE***** This is a full time position. The position includes a highly competitive compensation and benefit package which includes Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision, and life insurance. The company also offers a 401k plan with company match to plan for the long term. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing. Must have a reliable source of transportation and be flexible on hours. Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and key responsibilities and essential duties of work performance by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees to do this job. The job description is not an employment contract. Our company reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time. Additional Info: Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray Television’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


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expires on 10/27/2021