Producer/Reporter (Alert Desk)

Website KWTV - News 9

JOB SUMMARY:   Produce the line-up and layout of assigned newscasts. Gather, write and perform on-air presentation of stories. Maintain awareness of current events.

Research news, monitor video news feeds, make needed calls to obtain information for the newscast stories, start building newscast lineups, organize stories, determine amount of time and treatment for each story. Stay abreast of current local, national, and international events.  Know history, geography and unique aspects of local area.  Comprehend local, state, and national politics.

Work with editors on video requests, coordinate with director on the final line-up, number the lineup and print it.  Add any late breaking news killing stories as needed, communicate with anchors about line-up and any last-minute changes. Perform actual timing of newscast while in progress; provide live technical direction and reorganization when necessary communicating with the director, audio, floor crew, and tape operator.  Communicating clearly to the anchors through IFB. Coordinate live remote shots as well as satellite shots.

SKILLS: One year of progressively responsible experience in a television newsroom preferred. Knowledge of journalistic standards.  Ability to establish and work within program format. Accurate and comprehensive writing skills as well as good communication skills.  Ability to make quick and appropriate decisions and gain the cooperation of others.  Knowledge of personal computers and ability to learn new systems.

HOURS/SCHEDULE:  Full-time position, applicants must be flexible to schedule changes due to holidays, vacations and breaking news requirements.

EDUCATION:  Formal education equivalent of BS degree in Journalism, Communications or related field.  Related experience will be evaluated by Company management and may be substituted on the basis of two years of experience equals one year of education.  Link of work and writing samples required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  At the time of hire, all employees are required to provide documentation of employment eligibility to work in the United States.  Please contact Human Resources for a list of acceptable documents.

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It is Griffin’s policy to comply with all aspects of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Age Discrimination Act of 1987 as amended, the 1991 Americans with Disabilities Act as amended and other applicable legislation.  Equal employment opportunity will be provided all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age or veteran status. Any individual who believes that his or her employment rights have been violated may file a charge of discrimination with EEOC.

Griffin Communications, L.L.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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