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Part Time Associate Producer

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Do you excel at winning breaking news and weather? Do you have what it takes to dig deeper and find the facts? 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 part-time Associate Producer. The Associate Producer helps produce content for newscasts and webs by researching and writing stories, editing video, building graphics and filling in as a producer for a show. This position also fills in for other positions such as an assignment editor.

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

  • Assist producer with daily preparation of newscasts
  • Prioritize and organize newscasts
  • Write news stories for cut-ins
  • Responsible for writing clearly, concisely and conversationally
  • Must maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and extensive list of local contacts
  • Attend and actively participate in editorial meetings
  • Able to quickly, accurately and calmly handle decision-making process during the on-air process
  • Post and update content on the web site and social media sites each day
  • Engage viewers using social media
  • Work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
  • Capable of accurate video editing with an eye for visual elements and graphics that make stories understandable to the viewer
  • Make beat calls
  • Communicate with the web staff during breaking news
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Basic knowledge of newsroom software
  • Write clearly and accurately
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good news judgment
  • Maintain strong journalistic ethics
  • Able to be creative and create compelling and memorable newscasts
  • Remain positive and foster a positive work environment
  • Handle and adjust accordingly to last minute changes
  • Generate story ideas daily
  • Strong initiative and attention to detail is required
  • Strong research skills, conduct online researching using various search engines
  • Ability to keep up with national and local news/weather is required
  • Post content to web and mobile platforms
  • Able to work independently and with little supervision
  • Knowledge of how social media outlets work
  • Understanding of and ability to follow and enforce the journalistic code of ethics
  • Able to edit video and audio on industry standard equipment

REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires a bachelor`s degree and knowledge in the field.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates please visit the following web site:
www.schurz.jobs and search Requisition Number SUN1457 to learn more about the position and apply.

DEADLINE: 2013-08-31