Nexstar Media Group

  • Newscast Producer

    Requisition ID
    2018-2195
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-TN-Knoxville
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

    Position Summary

    The Job

    WATE 6 On Your Side, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, Tenn. is looking for a newscast producer with the skills, instinct and talent to craft superior newscasts using our “On Your Side” brand. The ideal candidate will be able to build their newscast using “new, now, next” writing and have a knack for making quick adjustments for breaking news, weather or traffic. The right candidate is preferred to a Bachelor's Degree in journalism or communications, and a reel that will knock our socks off. We are looking for a self-starter who can not only stack a show but can craft a newscast masterpiece each day using solid writing, sound, video and graphic elements. This person will be flexible with schedule and newscast. This person will think outside the box. This person has the instinct and drive to win. This person will work as a team player. This person will own their own newscast and want it to be the best it can possibly be - this person will go above and beyond to achieve that goal.

     

    The City

    Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee and Vol Nation. But there’s more to this "Scruffy City” than Saturdays in the fall. Knoxville offers great food, a bustling arts and music scene and a wide variety of outdoor activities. The city is also on Forbes’ list of Most Affordable Cities and U.S. News list of the Top 100 Places to Live. 

     

    Your Daily Responsibilities

    • Write solid, active & compelling news copy
    • Build strong newscasts using informed news judgment combined with showcasing techniques
    • Strategize newscast building based on knowledge of our audience, ratings and history of the area
    • Be a stickler for facts, grammar and spelling
    • Know the video and write to it
    • Make solid decisions and stay in control of the newscast in the booth during breaking news
    • Keep up communication with anchors and production throughout newscast
    • Communicate with reporters to ensure stories meet the mark for our mission and our viewers
    • Be flexible on schedule and newscast
    • Be a newsroom leader
    • Be open for criticism; always growing
    • Request graphics and work with graphics team to ensure completion
    • Stay on top of current events & issues that impact the East Tennessee community
    • Take the three screens into consideration when producing newscasts (TV, mobile, computer)
    • Occasionally work on special projects at the direction of a manager

     

    What You Need to Have

    • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience
    • Fluent in English. Knowledgeable of proper grammar and spelling
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Proficient with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
    • Able to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Flexible to work any shift.

     

    Physical Demands & Work Environment

    The News Producer must be able to sit, use newsroom software on a computer, conduct telephone conversations, use e-mail & social media for communication, write scripts, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. 

                   

    Qualified applicants may apply online at www.nexstar.tv/careers

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Write solid, active & compelling news copy
    • Build strong newscasts using informed news judgment combined with showcasing techniques
    • Strategize newscast building based on knowledge of our audience, ratings and history of the area
    • Be a stickler for facts, grammar and spelling
    • Know the video and write to it
    • Make solid decisions and stay in control of the newscast in the booth during breaking news
    • Keep up communication with anchors and production throughout newscast
    • Communicate with reporters to ensure stories meet the mark for our mission and our viewers
    • Be flexible on schedule and newscast
    • Be a newsroom leader
    • Be open for criticism; always growing
    • Request graphics and work with graphics team to ensure completion
    • Stay on top of current events & issues that impact the East Tennessee community
    • Take the three screens into consideration when producing newscasts (TV, mobile, computer)
    • Occasionally work on special projects at the direction of a manager
    • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience
    • Fluent in English. Knowledgeable of proper grammar and spelling
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Proficient with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
    • Able to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Flexible to work any shift.

    The News Producer must be able to sit, use newsroom software on a computer, conduct telephone conversations, use e-mail & social media for communication, write scripts, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. 

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