Nexstar Media Group

  • Morning news producer

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    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% 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

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    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

     Morning news producer

    KGET in Bakersfield is looking for a super smart producer to guide our top-rated morning newscast.

    We are the dominant station here in Market 127, where we also operate a Telemundo sister station.


    We pride ourselves on intelligent news, and we need a nerd-smart news geek to continue our tradition of excellence.


    Bakersfield is 90 minutes north of Los Angeles and two hours from the beach. It’s the ninth most populous city in California and growing like crazy.


    More people live in Kern County than San Francisco County. We’ll pass Oakland’s population in a couple years. We cover an area as big as Massachusetts, and we aren’t afraid to chase local news wherever it happens. We’ve been all over the country in the last year.


    The Sunrise producer arrives at our downtown station at midnight to take the handoff from our 11 p.m. producer. The Sunrise producer uses a template to build an hour-long newscast emphasizing local news of special interest to moms and families. That 5 – 6 a.m. block is updated, polished and augmented to build the 6 – 7 a.m. block.


    This newscast is aimed at moms, but it’s a real newscast, not a chat show. We do our share of water cooler stories and cute-pet videos, but I’m aiming for stories that tell fathers and mothers how to keep their families safe or how to run a more efficient household.


    We’ve got a take-no-prisoners attitude. In the last five years, we’ve earned 15 Edward R. Murrow Awards (including three for Overall Excellence) and 10 best newscast Emmys – including three in a row for 17News@Sunrise.


    We dominate this market because we take news seriously, even on our mom-oriented Sunrise newscast. That’s why we need smart people.


    We figure anyone can cover a murder or re-write a story out of the newspaper. We do plenty of those, but we’re looking for someone who also is able – and eager – to spot a trend and recognize how it affects our viewers.


    Is that you?


    If you think so, drop a line to News Director Michael Trihey at


    Put “Sunrise Producer” in the guide.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms
    • Writes and orders news stories
    • Approves scripts
    • Balances news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts
    • Edits video
    • Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms
    • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites
    • Performs other duties as assigned

     Requirements & Skills:


    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
    • Fluency in English
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations (Depending on market size)
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Flexibility to work any shift

     Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    The News Producer must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the News Producer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.


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