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News Producer

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Do you excel at winning breaking news and weather? Are you the go-to person in your newsroom when it comes to getting creative and trying new things? Do you have what it takes to dig deeper and showcase the market`s strongest enterprise reporting and storytelling? Then this job is for you! Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., consisting of KWCH-TV, KSCW-TV, and satellite stations KBSD-TV, KBSH-TV, KBSL-TV, is currently accepting applications for a full-time Multi-Media Producer.

The successful candidate should do what it takes to consistently produce a show that stands out as best in their market. You should know how to “produce up” a story. You should live and breathe social media and thrive at integrating it into your shows. Oh yeah, and you should love weather. Because we get a lot of the toughest weather Mother Nature can dish out.

We’re seeking someone with 1 to 3 years of experience in broadcast news, with a bachelor`s degree in a related field. A valid driver`s license with a good driving record is required.

The position offers a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package, including group health & dental, paid time off, 401(k) and more. KWCH is owned by a wonderful parent company, Schurz Communications, which is headquartered in Mishawaka, IN. More information on Schurz is available via the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OuMd2ikx7k&feature=youtu.be

RESPONSIBILITIES:
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 website for missed leads
  • Assist producers in formatting other newscasts
Knowledge, 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
  • 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

REQUIREMENTS:

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates please visit the following web site: www.schurz.jobs and search Requisition Number SUN1447 to learn more about the position and apply.

DEADLINE: 2013-08-06