Creative. Innovative. News Savvy. If you possess these qualities and shine as a leader in the newsroom then you could be our next News Producer. Join the Fox5DC team – the #1 News Station in Washington, DC with the most hours of local news.
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As a newscast producer, you must be passionate about local news and delivering exceptional television broadcasting to the market. Our news producers are responsible for daily production of newscasts within specific time constraints. Candidates must be able to create rundowns, craft segments, work well under pressure and deadlines. Level of performance requires a superior command of grammar and broadcast news-writing style. Must be familiar with and able to log and edit video for inclusion on scripts. Responsible for production of stories – everything from setting up the story, to interviews, to writing and editing features, and coordinating graphics. Responsible for editorial decisions and/or changes made in the control room while the newscast is on the air. Communicates via IFB to provide producer direction and talent instruction to crews in the field and in studio. Collaborate with executive producers. Coordinate with web/social team to coordinate coverage for online and on-air. Work with writers and on-air staff to develop story ideas, edit scripts and provide feedback. Work with field crews to manage stories, provide graphics support, video and logistical support. Work closely with assignment desk to coordinate live shots and reporter & photographer assignments. Maintain open communication with News Director, the news management team and all station personnel to efficiently, respectfully and professionally complete news assignments. Attend and participate in department and production meetings. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field required. Possess three (3) years of newsroom experience, preferably as a newscast producer. Two to three (2-3) years’ experience in a medium to major television market is required. Candidates must have strong news judgement, solid writing skills, and knowledge of current events. Must be able to think out of the box and find new ways to present information. Must be self-motivated and effectively work independently and on a team. Ability to take direction, think critically under pressure, and work professionally as part of a cohesive team and individually within specific time constraints. Friendly, respectful and collaborative. Positive attitude, good judgement and excellent communication skills. Interact effectively and professionally with on-air staff, off-air staff, production and technical crews, and management. Constantly moves throughout the station to coordinate work requirements and production. Occasionally bends stoops and crouches for work related functions. Constantly uses verbal, audible, and visual abilities to perform essential functions. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Operates PC to complete required news items and related materials. Requires fine motor skills. May sit for extended periods. Will train as back up for other newscasts. Weekends, holidays and varied hours required.