News Producer – Checking TV News

5 Eyewitness from KSTP-TV, the ABC network’s award-winning Twin Cities affiliate, has an opening for an experienced and strong broadcast producer to lead one of our newscasts.

Minneapolis and St. Paul not only have big-city amenities like museums and sports stadiums, but also have an approachable Midwestern feel. Separated by the Mississippi River, the Twin Cities are considered a single metropolitan area, but actually comprise two unique cities, with cosmopolitan downtown cores surrounded by distinct suburban neighborhoods and communities.

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who can combine excellent news judgment, creative writing skills and a proven strong ability in the control room to work with a large team to manage a fast-paced newscast every day. .

Part of Hubbard Broadcasting, KSTP-TV is a long-time market leader and is committed to excellence in everything it does – delivering news with hyper-local coverage, an important public service that powerfully addresses issues of today, and now, more than ever, top-notch digital content, to reach our viewers and subscribers with information the way they want to receive it.

When you work for KSTP, or our other independent local station KSTC, Channel 45, you will find yourself among dedicated and passionate people who work hard every day to improve our product and our community.

If you have the qualifications, and you are a talented person with integrity, we invite you to apply!

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who can combine excellent news judgment, creative writing skills and a proven strong ability in the control room to work with a large team to manage a fast-paced newscast every day. .

Qualifications:

  • Experience in the production of a local television news.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English well.
  • Must be able to add and subtract time.
  • Able to work with others as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational and writing skills, including grammar and spelling.
  • Knows when to take charge of situations when warranted.
  • Four-year Bachelor of Arts in Journalism or Communications.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Physical requirements:

  • Manual dexterity and fine motor skills to manipulate computer keys and board controls as well as general office equipment (telephone, copier, etc.) for long periods of time.
  • Ability to read, hear and speak clearly and follow oral and written directions.
  • Ability to think critically and quickly and articulate information clearly and concisely to others.
  • Sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
  • Pushing and pulling, leaning and stooping average.
  • The Company may make reasonable accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • With the Executive Producer, builds and plans a daily newscast by organizing, writing, selecting and making creative decisions for the assigned live newscast, using criteria established by management.
  • Makes decisions on which stories to include, their length, the form of the story (i.e. voiceover, live remote, reporter package, etc.) and in what order they should be aired. Writes and rewrites stories as needed. Plans for the unexpected.
  • Ensures that all aspects of the newscast are complete before the newscast is broadcast.
  • Plan ahead and stick to deadlines so newscasts can run smoothly for everyone involved.
  • Important aspects include completed scripts, graphics information, video listings, all necessary script durations, and key information.
  • Enters information for story choices and stories into newsroom computer system.
  • Notifies the right people of any changes or special situations that may arise in a timely manner (i.e. breaking news, live shots)
  • Writes and publishes articles on the website and other media platforms. Posts on social networks. Frequently updates online stories.
  • Shoots and edits videotape for broadcast as required.
  • Communicates frequently throughout shift and works collaboratively with others in the newsroom, including reporters, presenters, photographers, assignment desk staff, creative services and others producers about the newscast and any changes made.
  • Relays story and news instructions and information throughout the day by telephone, email, fax or other available means.
  • Motivates staff before and during the newscast.
  • Reacts and works well in crisis and during breaking news.
  • Handles last minute and unexpected changes.
  • Communicates quickly and clearly with necessary personnel and talent.
  • Write clear, precise and interesting stories.
  • Ensures that all visuals presented are relevant, appropriate and impactful.
  • Breaks down complicated and involved stories so they are easy to understand.
  • Makes decisions about the timing of a live newscast during its broadcast.
  • The producer watches the live newscast from a designated control room.
  • Communicates changes to director, technical director, audio operator, graphic designer, studio operators (including camera operators, set manager, teleprompter operator), video tape operator, the main control operator and the anchors.
  • Decisions regarding the live newscast are immediate and communications must be relayed clearly and in a timely manner.
  • Complete documents and tasks after the show, including technical problem report and archiving.
    Attend editorial and strategy meetings.
  • Prepares for meetings and interacts professionally with others.
  • Contribute story ideas daily.
  • Knows local, national and global events. Has a handle on what’s going on in the community.
  • Consults with the News Director, Executive Producer and/or Deputy News Director on difficult editorial issues
  • May travel but only on a very limited basis and under special circumstances.
  • Established work schedule. Replaces others and other positions as needed.

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