Newscast Producer

WCTV, the dominant #1 station in Tallahassee, is searching for our next Newscast Producer. This is an opportunity to start your career in an well-established newsroom, working side-by-side with award-winning journalists. We believe in big, showcased coverage, and so should you. Every day, our journalists strives to produce memorable moments, with targeted content featuring unforgettable characters and unprecedented access. Give our live stream a watch before you apply, you’ll see what we mean.

WCTV is a digital first newsroom. We break news on our website, push it on social, and add emotion and perspective on television. It’s easy to understand why our newscast producers are more than show stackers. To qualify, you must understand the producing basics. You’ll also need to understand writing for the ear versus the eye, and how to write to your video. You must know how to select stories, stack a rundown, and time in the booth. And yes, you’ll be expected to craft copy using active voice and present tense.

This position offers the opportunity for tremendous growth at a top station, and a great company. If you have what it takes, you’ll be working with industry veterans with valuable market experience. Tallahassee is a vibrant city, and some of the most desirable beaches are just about an hour away. Here, you’ll travel up and down hilly canopy roads, lined with Live Oaks and Spanish moss. Tallahassee is a haven for cyclists, with numerous bike trails nearby.

JOB DUTIES:
• Works with News Managers, Anchors and Reporter to create and execute newscasts featuring multiple live reporters
• Works shifts across all dayparts including Morning, Early Evening, and Late Evening Newscasts, as well as weekend and holiday newscasts.
• Participate in daily editorial meetings and evaluate pitches for potential lead stories
• Select, Showcase and write local, regional, national and international content for presentation.
• Make graphics and lower thirds for all stories.
• Collaborate with reporters and anchors on story concept and delivery
• Writes copy for web and edits video for playback

EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
• Producing experience in a smaller market, or Associate Producing experience in a larger market preferred.
• An internship in a commercial newsroom is required
• Knowledge of video editing and scripting software
• Working knowledge of web and social platforms
• Ability to travel regionally and nationally.

WCTV is a Drug Free and Equal Opportunity Workplace. Gray Television Participates in E-Verify. For consideration please click the link below to be guided to the career page.

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