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KTUU-TV, Morning News Producer

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Morning Producer is responsible for producing content for early newscasts including: creating content for TV and web, writing scripts, editing copy, ordering graphics to fit stories, coordinating live shots, communicating with anchors and production staff during live broadcasts, and directing reporters & photographers on deadline to meet the needs and vision of the Morning Show. The Morning News Producer also answers phones, deploys breaking news crews, makes beat calls and covers the Assignment Desk/Web Desk in the early morning hours. The shift of the Morning News Producer is 11p‐8a Sunday night through Friday morning (with a one‐hour lunch break), while also remaining flexible to cover morning news needs, as warranted.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

Prioritizes, organizes, and produces newscasts and digital content following the station brand and goals.

Responsible for writing clearly, concisely and very conversationally.

Must maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and extensive list of local contacts.

Must participate in daily editorial meetings with enterprise story ideas each day.

Accurate video editing with an eye for visual elements and graphics that makes stories understandable to the viewer.

Responsible for developing original story ideas for daily newscasts and digital platforms.

Special emphasis on working with reporters on story treatment and be able to accurately gather information for news stories under pressure.

Acts as a leader in facilitating teamwork of staff members working on your specific newscast.

Able to accurately and calmly handle decision‐making process, especially as a leader in the control room.

Must possess excellent communication and organizational abilities, including working with the News Director, Managing Editor and Executive Producer to ensure story accuracy and to determine the best presentation of reports.

Responsible for creating a unique approach to all digital elements for the news department including the web site, news apps and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Produce content and copy edit stories on the web site and across digital platforms while creating and reviewing newscast scripts.

Must be willing to work flexible hours, including overnight, evening, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Work well with co‐workers, especially the Executive Producers and News Director.

Must create “Anchor moments” in newscasts and do break‐outs of stories with reporters.

Ability to book guests and creative segments for air, as needed.

Must post additional content (stories, links, video, polls, etc.) to the web and/or social media daily.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience:

2 years of local television news experience or equivalent; experience producing a morning newscast is a plus.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Strong initiative and persistent attention to detail is required.

Be able to write clearly and accurately; great grammar.

Produces newscasts including: stacking, writing scripts, editing copy, ordering graphics to fit stories, making maps, coordinating live shots with directors, production staff, reporters & photographers.

Write copy for TV and web daily, including gathering breaking news information by phone in the overnight hours.

Must be able to work well under deadline pressure.

Ability to maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community.

Ability to work with limited supervision is a must.

Must be professional and courteous with the public, answer phones and greeting guests who are booked to appear on air.

Must possess excellent interview and conversational writing skills.

Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a collaborative manner with co‐workers, supervisors and viewers.

Ability to keep up with national and local news/weather is required.

Familiarity with police scanners (training will be offered).

Ability to enterprise local hard‐news stories is required.

Computer knowledge including newsroom software (ENPS), Microsoft applications and Internet use.

Edit video and audio on industry standard equipment (Grass Valley knowledge is a plus).

Familiarity with Social Media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

Education:

College degree in journalism or related field required or equivalent professional experience.

Licensing/Certifications:

Must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable.

Working Conditions:

Requires sitting for long periods of time.

Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. for short distances.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to walk, stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk and hear. Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility.

Work is performed in a mostly controlled atmosphere. Some exposure to atmospheric conditions may be encountered.

Work requires a regular overnight shift working 11p‐8a Sunday night through Friday morning.

HOW TO APPLY:

**KTUU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER**

To apply, please go to: https://gray.tv/applynow

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2017-09-07