Newscast Producer

Company: Gray Television
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Location: St. Louis
Full Time

If you are creative, smart, inquisitive, organized and passionate — we have a great job waiting for you at KMOV in St. Louis — the most watched station in all of Missouri and Southern Illinois. KMOV is one of the top CBS affiliates in the country, a leader in Market #24, and known for its award winning news and weather coverage, numerous community service projects, and effective broadcast and digital marketing solutions.

We currently have an opening for a News Producer. KMOV’s News Producer is responsible for creating, coordinating, and executing the assigned newscast. The Producer writes scripts for broadcast, digital content platforms, participates in daily editorial meetings, and presents story ideas; also develops the day-to-day on-air look of the newscast to attract the largest audience to the Station’s newscasts. This position plays a key role in creating the show’s vision based on goals set by news management.

General responsibilities include:
– Content creation – coordinates story development with the reporter and Content Center.
– Show production – creates production elements, show/story flow.
– Writing – writes minipaks, intros, VOs and VO/SOTs
– Booth producing – coordinates live elements with the crew and news team.
– News Gathering – assigns & dispatches news crews, calls outside sources to gather facts for on-air and on-line reporting.
– Story review/production – oversees script review, reporter storytelling and direction.
– Ability to create a fast-paced, aggressive newscast.

– Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or Communications
– Minimum two years producing or production support for a TV or Cable station.
– Experience with Edius, i-news, internet production tools, MS Office
– Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively with others.
– Self-starter with the ability to follow through on projects until completion.

We are looking for someone who is self motivated, with good people skills and who is a leader, able to gain cooperation and respect of the entire news team. This position requires communication skills and the ability to work effectively during periods of extreme pressure while maintaining composure.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field is required along with two years of producing experience.