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News Producer

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Sunflower Broadcasting, Wichita, KS (DMA)
Schurz Communications
Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., consisting of KWCH-TV, KSCW-TV, and satellite stations KBSD-TV, KBSH-TV, and KBSL-TV, is currently accepting applications for a full-time Producer. Join the dominant news station in Kansas and work in a new, state-of-the-art newsroom.

We’re seeking someone with 1-3 years of news producing experience. The Producer produces memorable newscasts, overseeing and executing all editorial and production elements of broadcasts, including editing, writing, ordering/creating graphics, and coordinating live shots. This individual will also engage in and produce for social media to help promote digital products, communicate information to viewers and receive tips from them.

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, and a valid driver`s license with a good driving record, are required.

Essential Functions:

  • Prioritize, organize, and produce newscasts
  • Maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and local contacts
  • Search wire services, network feeds, websites and others sources to find relevant material for newscasts
  • Work with news management to determine which stories to air during evening newscast
  • Coordinate story assignments with assignment manager
  • Collaborate with news operations staff to build graphics
  • Act as leader in facilitating teamwork of staff members
  • Accurately edit video with an eye for visual elements that make stories understandable to the viewer
  • Work with directors and anchors on presentation of stories
  • Assist reporters on story development, story expectations, and accurately gathering information under pressure
  • Write creative headlines and teases
  • Research and brainstorm story ideas, present ideas in editorial meetings
  • Generate promotable story ideas daily
  • Post and update stories to station website and social media sites, engage viewers
  • Communicate with the web staff during breaking news
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
  • Write news stories
  • Monitor competition`s shows and websites for missed leads
  • Assist producers in formatting other newscasts

RESPONSIBILITIES:

REQUIREMENTS:
Essential Skills & Abilities:

  • Clear, concise, conversational writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate solid news judgment
  • Maintain strong journalistic ethics
  • Strong initiative and attention to detail
  • Be creative and create compelling and memorable newscasts
  • Knowledge of newsroom software
  • Knowledge of web posting software
  • Strong research skills, including online research using various search engines
  • Ability to stay current with national and local news/weather
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of social media
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Demonstrate leadership through training and mentoring less experienced staff members; guide others to get the desired outcome
  • Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment; work well with co-workers
  • Edit video and audio on industry standard equipment
  • Build graphics and use effectively in shows
  • Handle and adjust to last-minute changes
  • Make quick, accurate decisions during the on-air process

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates please visit the following web site: www.schurz.com/careers/career-opportunities/
and search Requisition Number SUN1132 to learn more about the position and apply.

DEADLINE: 2013-03-03