News Producer

Start Date: Immediately

Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Evansville, IN

Station: WFIE

Contact Person: Sarah Glaser

Contact Email: [email protected]

We are an
Equal Opportunity Employer

Required Skills:

WFIE, 14 News in Evansville, Indiana, a Gray TV station, has an immediate opening for a News Producer. Our current producer is heading to a Top 12 market, so we are looking for someone who wants to grow to great. We are the news leader, we dominate on-air, online and Over The Top, so we want someone who wants to win, accurately and creatively. Our producers are focused, strong writers with excellent time management skills and attention to detail. You want to be comfortable working with others and with explaining your vision. We’ll look at your skills on social media. Bring your showcasing and storytelling skills and we will make you better.
Be able to write clearly and accurately; great grammar
Able to work well under sometimes intense pressure and tight deadlines
Strong initiative and attention to detail
Work with news team to decide on what stories to produce and report
Work closely with news anchors to produce and execute clear information and/or news stories to the viewer
Assist other producers as well as fill in on all news broadcasts
Ability to quickly recognize and organize stories for the upcoming new broadcast
There will be other duties as assigned from time to time

Benefits:

Gray Television offers Major Medical, Dental, Vision, Accident Insurance, company-paid Life and Disability programs, Whole Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Health Savings Account, and Paid Time Off to eligible employees

Job Description:

Candidate must be a motivated team player with a great attitude. Successful candidate must be a strong writer, have a deep understanding of a story’s context and have a strong news judgment. Successful candidate will thrive in bringing order to the chaos of breaking news reporting, producing the market’s best overall coverage on a consistent basis.
You must be very comfortable with change, able to alter your newscast before and during broadcast, and do it accurately. Producers are communicators at heart and must be comfortable over-communicating plans and changes with managers, anchors, reporters, and production team to ensure your vision is executed on the air. Producer will have strong working relationship with the director. This is a job for an artist, who understands the science of research, ratings, and daily logistical calculations. Will have an eye for creative and engaging graphics. What you bring to the job should be a higher sense of what makes for “Great TV.” Must have excellent writing skills and ability to visualize the newscast. Active, engaged movement and changes keep your audience focused. Ideal candidate will have inciteful social media skills. Candidate must be calm in the heat of the moment and able to steer your team in the right direction. Candidate must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Candidate must be able to both sit for long periods of time when required and stand for long periods of time when required. College degree in journalism or related field required. Must hold a valid driver’s license. Drug screening required for employment.

Instructions to Apply:

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

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