Posted: March 19, 2024

News Producer

Website abc27News Nexstar Media Inc / WHTM-TV abc27

Your Local News Source

Are you a passionate news enthusiast with a knack for storytelling? Do you thrive in high-pressure, dynamic environments? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! abc27 Local News, a trusted ABC affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Inc., is looking for a talented Newscast Producer to join our team in the vibrant city of Harrisburg, PA.

At abc27 Local News, we are proud to be a prominent player in the top 50 media market. Our commitment to delivering timely, accurate, and compelling news has earned us a dedicated viewership. We offer more than just a job – we provide a supportive team atmosphere, room for growth, and an attractive benefits package.

What You’ll Do:

As a Newscast Producer, you’ll play a pivotal role in crafting our daily broadcasts. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Storytelling: Evaluate stories and create a seamless, engaging sequence for our newscasts.
  • Writing: Craft strong, active copy that complements our video content.
  • Timing: Oversee the timing of our broadcasts to ensure a smooth viewer experience.
  • Collaboration: Contribute fresh story ideas to our editorial process, work closely with reporters, and make informed decisions in breaking news situations.
  • Quality Control: Monitor post-production processes to guarantee the accuracy and completeness of our broadcasts.
  • Content Creation: Write, produce, and edit material that resonates with our target audience.
  • Team Player: Collaborate effectively with anchors, reporters, videographers, news managers, and production and engineering staff.
  • Detail-Oriented: Maintain a keen eye for detail in all aspects of your work.
  • Skills: Demonstrate excellent verbal, written, grammar, and analytical skills.
  • Judgment: Exhibit strong news judgment, journalistic integrity, and an understanding of viewer needs and expectations.

What You Bring:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in TV/film or equivalent experience (television broadcast/production).
  • Passion: A genuine passion for the news industry.
  • Proactivity: The ability to take initiative and drive success.

More About the Role: This position operates in a high-stress environment with deadline pressures and the demands of breaking news, which can occur at any time. You’ll need to excel at day-to-day multitasking, managing multiple projects simultaneously, and adapting to frequent changes in direction and priority.

Working Conditions: The employee in this position must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, impact co-worker results, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. Repetitive movements are required, and work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

If you’re a driven, creative, and dedicated professional looking to make your mark in the world of news production, we want to hear from you!

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