Job Opening-Newscast Producer

Are you a storyteller? An investigator? Are you driven by a need to find the truth? News Producers bring to life the original content that is the backbone of our journalism.

WHBQ is in search of a News Producer who consistently crafts in-depth, fast-paced, memorable newscasts. The successful candidate must be able to own breaking news inside newscasts and extended coverage. In addition, successful candidates must have a deep comprehension of coverage on all platforms and are expected to help generate enterprise story ideas.  Collaboration with others is a must for this position, and candidates should be open to feedback and have a desire to grow in their role.  Candidates should have at least 2 years of producing experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Chief gatekeeper for all journalism inside your newscast

· Craft relevant, energetic, important and memorable newscasts

· Develop graphic for production by Design Department

· Write Opens, Stories, and Teases

· Assign stories to anchors, writers, and editors for scripting, production and timing

· Consult with Director, Anchor, other Producers, and Managers on production needs

· Work in the Control Room during broadcast to oversee presentation and changes in format

· Understand and effectively use all platforms

· Other duties may be assigned

What We Look For

Qualifications:

· A minimum of 2 years professional experience in local TV news is preferred

· Prior news management experience is a plus

· Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or University in Journalism or Communications

· Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

· Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism

· Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide range of working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects

Please email your resume and reel to soni.halmon@fox13memphis.com

Imagicomm Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer