Details for Executive News Producer (Night Side)

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KKTV, Colorado Springs, is searching for a team player and great writer to join us as an Executive News Producer (Night-side).

We are looking for a producer who can add urgency to their copy and knows how to adjust on the fly when breaking news changes our daily plans. Our producers must know how to edit scripts and video for television and the web. Successful candidates must utilize strong editorial, journalistic and communication skills. Our producers have multiple live capabilities to put together an informative, fast-paced newscast.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop story ideas
  • Create a newscast rundown
  • Write teases
  • Call sources for new/updated information
  • Create graphics to use during newscasts o Be a leader in the control room
  • Be a leader in the newsroom
  • Use editorial judgment to help determine content of the newscasts
  • Work with reporters and news managers to create unique, fast-paced newscasts
  • Approve reporters scripts
  • Use social media to determine content of newscasts and highlight big social stories
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance newscasts and stories
  • Receive assignments and evaluate leads and tips in order to develop story ideas
  • Make time-sensitive decisions o Write clearly for multiple platforms on tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate creativity and strong editorial judgment
  • Follow journalistic and libel laws o Must be able to work long hours and cover shifts as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree in Journalism or Mass Communications is required
  • Two years producing experience required
  • Newsroom leadership experience preferred but not required
  • Clean driving record and a valid driver's license
  • Applicable college degree and at least one year experience at broadcast station
  • Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory completion of the application process which includes drug screening
  • KKTV E-Verify participant

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