The KY3/KSPR newsroom in beautiful Springfield, MO 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, editing and writing.
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KY3 and KSPR are part of a seven-station group in Springfield, MO. KY3 is one of the most dominant NBC affiliates in the country, while KSPR is an up-and-coming ABC station. KYCW, the high-rated CW station, also broadcasts from the same studio, and the combined newsrooms produce newscasts for all three stations. KY3/KSPR covers 31 counties in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas and has four news gathering bureaus stationed throughout the DMA. KY3 and KSPR are known for their regional and national award winning local news, weather and sports coverage, large-scale and numerous community service projects, and effective broadcast and digital marketing solutions. We are proud of our close connections with the communities we serve in the Ozarks.
The KY3/KSPR newsroom in beautiful Springfield, MO 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, editing and writing. We love creative producers who don’t just stack and write a newscast but showcase each story. Must bring story ideas to the table daily and be able to write excellent conversational stories. This newsroom is a combined ABC, NBC and CW station with nine hours of news during weekdays, and a combined staff of 20 MMJs. You would be responsible for one-hour of news. It is essential that you be able to maintain a level of calm and make quick decisions in intense pressure situations.
The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• 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
• Performs other incidental and related duties as assigned and attention to detail is required
• Must train on adding breaking news and other stories to the website, our social media pages, and learn to send out breaking news alerts
• Must be able to 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 are a must.
• Must have the desire to be at work during big breaking news, weather coverage and special event coverage.
• Duties are performed mostly indoors in an office environment.
• Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
• While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to stand, walk, talk, hear, use hands and fingers, reach, grab, handle or feel, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Regularly sit, talk, and hear.
• Nights, overnights, weekends and holidays may be required.
◘ Are you energetic, then come join our dynamic news team. Our station invites you to send you cover letter and resume to: https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings
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