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Temp Senior Producer - Remote


Temp Senior Producer - Remote

• Intermediate Level
Skills: Writers Producers


We have a rare temporary opening for experienced, self-motivated news producers to produce newscasts remotely for the Scripps local news station in Ft Myers-Cape Coral, Florida.

Category Producers 
Location Remote Location
Time Period 6 Months
Posted Date Apr 20, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Now you can get your news producer fix, without moving.

You love to produce television news: The creative writing, the compelling video and sound, the showcasing, the rush of breaking news, but your life outside of work has taken root in a particular community, and you just don’t want to give up the place you call home.

We have a rare temporary opening for experienced, self-motivated news producers to produce newscasts remotely for the Scripps local news station in Ft Myers-Cape Coral, Florida.

This is a good fit for you, if you know how to identify the best sound and video for compelling cold opens and teases, and how to collaborate virtually with news managers, anchors, reporters, photojournalists and editors to make editorially-sound decisions and deliver factually accurate content.

This opportunity is ideal for seasoned broadcast professionals located in the Eastern time zone who require minimal to no training to get started. Depending on skillset, experience, and staffing needs, the newscast assignments will span 4-5 days a week and focus on writing or producing for one of the following time periods: late evenings on weekends and weekdays, or weekday mornings.  The length of employment for this full-time temporary role is 6 months.

  • Develop and organize newscasts or local programs; responsible for writing, story development and showcasing.
  • Collaborate with reporters, anchors, news managers, producers, and assignment editors to determine content needs and story telling direction for multiple platforms.
  • Provide training and coaching consistent with the content strategy to producers and associate producers to develop their overall skill set.
  • Research, develop, and plan stories that support the company’s content strategy. This may include live or prerecorded newscasts/local programs and editing or repurposing existing content to enhance the end product.
  • Enhance the content with graphics, video, research, and station branding
  • Execute time sensitive decisions.
  • Responsible for oversight of live broadcast and up to the minute editorial decisions.
  • Perform desktop editing.
  • Post content to station's websites.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a television writer or producer.
  • Ability and desire to train others.
  • Working knowledge of ENPS and the effective use of television graphics.
  • Advanced knowledge of Zoom, Slack, Microsoft Office, and Google products.
  • Avid local news consumer: knows daily news, events, trends and happenings on a local level.
  • Dependable high-speed internet connectivity.
  • Your home base in one of the following states: FL, NY, MD, VA, GA, MI, OH.
  • Strong vision and ability to advance stories.
  • Excellent interpersonal communicator.
  • Extraordinarily passionate about writing; courageous and creative storyteller with attention to even tiny details - choosing the perfect words, grammar, spelling.
  • Highly organized.
  • Highly adaptable - fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Strong self-motivation.
  • Working knowledge of journalistic ethics and libel laws and strong editorial judgement.
  • Able to use web analytics.

Job Type Full Time  Temporary 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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