News Producer

WBTV (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Posted 2 years ago

Description:

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better. We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

ABOUT STATION

WBTV was the first television station to sign on in the Carolinas and is considered the “most trustworthy source of news and information” in the area according to research. WBTV First Alert Weather is the certified most accurate forecast for the market as measured by WeatheRate. Being “On Your Side” for viewers, clients and the community is the guiding principle of WBTV and helps drive its award-winning newscasts and quality local journalism. Visit http://www.wbtv.com to learn more.

JOB SUMMARY

WBTV is looking for a driven, creative producer who works well with a team of talented professionals to create compelling newscasts. Excellent news judgment, superb writing skills, and a knack for showcasing stories for the viewer are key. You must demonstrate a clear understanding of the relationship between broadcast and digital/ OTT platforms as well as how to build a newscast (not stack stories). The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of line producing experience and a proven track record of success.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Writing for broadcast with spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills

• Selecting, researching and showcasing content for live newscasts

• Must communicate clearly with anchors and live field crews during newscasts

• Executing creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, and editors

Requirements:

Minimum 3 years line producing experience required Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred Must be available to work holidays and flexible with schedule to be available during breaking news

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

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