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KFVS12 is the #1 local TV station serving as the CBS/CW/MeTV affiliate in the Cape Girardeau, Missouri/Paducah, Kentucky/Harrisburg, Illinois market. Founded in 1954, KFVS12 has a rich heritage of serving "America's Heartland" with the best local news and weather information, along with a legacy of community service and disaster relief. KFVS12 produces more local news than any other station in the market, currently offering 35.5 hours every week, along with special high profile, topical local news programming. Heartland News on KFVS12 consistently leads the competition in award winning journalism having been honored this year with numerous Missouri and Illinois Broadcasters' Awards as well as prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards.
The Cape Girardeau market covers 45 counties in four states and is home to four division one universities. It is where the North meets the South and East meets West. The area is rich with many diverse communities, including historic river front towns, that offer a variety of unique benefits and recreational opportunities. It is also conveniently located for easy travel to St. Louis, Memphis, Nashville and Chicago.
The station has an exceptional staff that is committed to maintaining the legacy of the institution of KFVS. They are forward thinking with news coverage in on-air newscasts and 24/7 on numerous digital platforms, consistently leading the competition in digital traffic across the board. This provides exciting opportunities throughout the station including News, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and more.
KFVS12 Heartland News is looking for a dynamic, energetic television news producer. The right employee will oversee the overall direction of the newscast including pre-production, graphics, content and writing. We love creative producers who don't just stack and write a newscast, but showcase each story in our Live, Local, Now brand. Must bring story ideas to the table daily and be able to write excellent conversational stories. Our focus is on local news in Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. It is essential that you be able to maintain a level of calm and make quick decisions in intense pressure situations. The best candidate will use video and sound that makes the first minute of the newscast rock, work with reporters to develop demonstrative live shots and write teases that will make sure no one turns the channel. You should have a passion for news and a love of producing to apply for this job.
Prioritize, organize, and produce newscasts following the station brand and goals
Responsible for writing clearly, concisely and very conversationally
Must maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and extensive list of local contacts
Accurate video editing with an eye for visual elements and graphics that makes stories understandable to the viewer
Responsible for developing original story ideas for daily newscasts
Special emphasis on working with reporters on story treatment, and be able to accurately gather information for news stories under pressure
Act as a leader in facilitating teamwork of staff members working on your specific newscast
Able to accurately and calmly handle decision-making process, especially in the control room
Must possess excellent communication and organizational abilities, including working with the News Director to ensure story accuracy, and to determine the best presentation of reports
Responsible for creating a unique approach to all digital elements for the newscast, including: Facebook page, Twitter, website
Copy/edit stories on the websites while checking newscast scripts
Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evening, weekends, and holidays as needed
Must create "Anchor moments" in newscasts, do break-outs of stories with reporters
Must post additional content (stories, links, video, polls, etc.) to the web and/or Facebook daily
Make regular beat checks
Work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
Performs other incidental and related duties as assigned and attention to detail is required
Must train on adding breaking news and other stories to KFVS12.com, our social media pages, and learn to send out breaking news alerts
A college degree in journalism or a related field is required.
Can take charge in the newsroom to lead the team for your newscast and take charge in the control room when timing newscasts to add and quickly write breaking news.
Strong initiative and attention to detail
Be able to write clearly and accurately; great grammar
Able to work well under sometimes intense pressure and tight deadlines
Ability to maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community
Ability to work with limited supervision
Must possess excellent interview and conversational writing skills
Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers
Ability to keep up with national and local news/weather is required
Ability to enterprise local hard-news stories is required
Computer knowledge, including newsroom software, Microsoft applications and Internet use
Produce newscasts including: stacking, writing scripts, editing copy, ordering graphics to fit stories, editing, coordinating live shots with directors, production staff, reporters & photographers
Edit video and audio on industry standard equipment
Demonstrate solid news judgment and journalistic ethics
Must possess web writing skills and basic knowledge of web posting software
Basic knowledge of social media
Ability to break-out stories with extensive anchor tags
Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors, and customers
Must enterprise hard-news, research-based stories at daily news meetings
Stay current with national and local news/weather
Must have the desire to be at work during big breaking news, weather coverage and special event coverage