News Producer

Raycom Media Birmingham, AL
Job Overview

WBRC Fox6 in Birmingham, AL seeks an experienced morning news producer to join our award-winning news team.

Job Duties

* Responsible for the content and overall production of the local newscasts

* Oversee all details of the broadcast while working closely with all members of the news team

* Stack the rundown and manage the on-air broadcast from the control room

* Contribute story ideas for the newscast and work closely with reporters to execute those ideas

* Produce news content for all station distribution platforms – broadcast, digital, mobile

* Oversee and write the news briefs and daily promos when needed

* Respond quickly and aggressively to breaking news and getting information on the air

* Copy-edit reporter scripts as well as all newscast copy

* Must work a flexible schedule when needed to cover other shifts and breaking news

* Work cooperatively as a team member under tight deadlines.

* Ensure accuracy of and update information for the on-air news ticker/crawl system

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

* 3 years of experience as a morning show producer in a top 100 market

* BS/BA in Journalism/Communications or equivalent background

* Flexibility with respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shifts

* Must be willing to work in Birmingham, AL

Additional Job Requirements

* Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through http://raycommedia.com/careers to be considered

* Willingness to travel, work overtime, and on weekends with short notice (if applicable)

* Must be 18 years or Older

* Candidate must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen and MVR check

* Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples

* Must have unrestricted work authorization in the United States

Desired Characteristics/Desired Qualifications

* Knowledge and understanding of various media platforms, including broadcast, web and mobile

* Demonstrated ability of good news judgment and journalistic integrity

* Ability to write, edit, produce and gather content under heavy deadline pressure without compromising accuracy or credibility

* Ability to handle legal concerns pertaining to newscast content.

* Ability to develop content through social media and independent sources.

* Ability to interpret information to establish facts and determine truth.

* Basic understanding of Windows-based electronics and the ability to learn ENPS as well as new systems as they are implemented.

* Experience with news photojournalism and non-linear editing

* Act as a team player while displaying an ability to handle a variety of tasks, and make sound decisions in a fast-paced, deadline driven, stressful environment.

* Ability to interact with all levels of station and corporate management.

Qualified applicants, apply online (Raycom Media Careers) and attach resume and link to your most recent work. No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V

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