Producer

Hearst Newspapers Jackson , MS 39201

Posted 6 months ago

WAPT has an opening for a strong, take-charge producer who knows how to create memorable newscasts. The right candidate will have a track record of being creative, aggressive, have the ability to make decisions and communicate the plan in a clear, concise manner. We expect excellent news judgment and a can do attitude. Candidates must have a proven track record of winning the big story, breaking news and weather. Candidates must be fast and calm under pressure and able to play well in a room of same-minded pros

Come work for one of the most exciting industries in one of the most cultural and historic cities! WAPT-TV, Hearst Television's ABC affiliate, is located in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi. Even with a population of more than 500,000, Jackson maintains the warmth and charm of a small town. As one of the most affordable places in the country to live, Jackson provides a wide array of cultural, historical, and educational opportunities without the hassle and traffic of larger metropolitan areas. Come join the Hearst Family!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Selecting, researching and writing content for live newscasts to make the newscast an "experience" for viewers

  • Working with and guiding reporters in story production

  • Communicating, coordinating and executing creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff

Experience Requirements:

  • 2 years producing experience

  • Creative presentation style

  • Experience in a newsroom, the ability to remain calm under pressure and knowledge of ENPS are pluses

  • Military experience in a related occupation specialty will be considered

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills

  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously.

  • An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components

  • Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements

  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

  • Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available during breaking news

Education:

  • College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field preferred

  • Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) with associated producing experience will be considered

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