Nexstar Media Group

  • News Producer

    Requisition ID
    2019-6108
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-KS-Wichita
    Position Type
    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 www.nexstar.tv.

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    Job Description:Are you a show creator and not a stacker?  Can you multi-task under pressure? Are you eager to develop your producing skills with a great team? We're looking for a highly creative, empowered and enthusiastic producer who knows how to be a leader and is willing to learn how to create a dynamic show with a multi-faceted set. KSN is a place where you can take your skills to the next level in a newsroom that fosters growth and development.

    As our newest producer, you'll join a newsroom dedicated to journalistic excellence in a community that is welcoming and encouraging. Wichita is a hidden gem. Our community is filled with friendly people. Our housing is surprisingly affordable. You'll find great local eats and an up and coming arts and culture scene. Traffic is almost non-existent. If you are ready to come to a place where your creativity can flourish working with a great team, you are invited to apply.

    JOB SUMMARY: The producer delivers and contributes accurate, visual, news content across all media platforms.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
    * Responsible for evaluating stories; organizing them into a cohesive sequence within a newscast or digital content for the web.
    * Oversees writing, production, and timing of broadcast or online publication. 
    * Define strategic direction for content coverage to meet business objectives.
    * Manage news room, contribute to the editorial process and make solid decisions in breaking news situations.
    * Monitor post-production processes to ensure accurate completion of details.
    * Execute strategies that engage and grow audiences across all digital devices.
    * Write, produce and edit material that appeals to target audiences. 
    * Research production topics using the internet, video archives, and other information sources.

     Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    * Must be able to interact well with multi-media journalists, anchors, photojournalists, news managers, production and engineering staff.
    * Detail oriented.
    * Excellent verbal, written, grammar and analytical skills. 
    * Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of viewer needs and expectations. 
    * Knowledge of media production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods, including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. 
    * Ability to meet quality standards for service & evaluate customer satisfaction. 
    * Proficient in non-linear editing.

     Education/Experience: Bachelors Degree in Communications, Journalism, TV/film or equivalent experience may substitute + 5 years experience in television or radio broadcast/production.

    Training/Equipment: Utilize state-of-the-art television technology; MS Outlook, E-mail.

     Work Environment/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures. Some travel may be required on an occasional basis. 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 in close proximity to 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.

     NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

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