Producer / Booker
Charlotte , NC
WJZY/WMYT is seeking a Producer/Booker.
The Producer/Booker is a news content expert responsible for growing our audience through the coordination of programming and news department segments, series and quests by performing the following duties: Conceptualizing, producing and booking highly creative and localized segments for the morning newscasts. This includes post and pre-game shows. Conceptualize, execute and enhance the vision and philosophy of news content management. Oversee content of newscasts and proactively act as the “go-to” person for booking compelling and relevant guests for Good Day Charlotte during the weekdays, weekends and post and pre-game shows with a focus on audience growth. Participants and experts should resonate with a large portion of the Charlotte market. Greet, escort and ensure guests are properly equipped with mic and any other equipment the guest (s) might need during the weekday morning show. Encourage guests on GDC to post on social media to their fan base before and after appearances. Assist with taking photos. Develop creative new ideas and segments in a professional manner to keep the shows fresh with local content for all newscasts including GDC. Must attend all editorial meetings during shift. Act as a liaison with the Promotions department to assist with the booking and execution of satellite live shots to support high profile guests and series. Identify and communicate with Promotions department which stories and/or shows need to be cross-promoted. Oversee gathering of viewer advocacy stories and vet which ones are relevant enough to air. Creatively use skills to produce great TV. Utilize networks of contacts (i.e. PR) to secure celebrity guests visiting Charlotte. Develop contacts in other markets to borrow successful concepts. Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Communication. News Production preferred. Must possess a minimum of five years’ experience in a television newsroom or comparable. Ideal candidate must have strong oral & written skill set in social media; strong people and leadership skills and exceptional communication skills with a strong work ethic. Must be highly creative and able to visualize and execute compelling television segments. Organization and outstanding news and content judgement are essential in this role. Capable to react quickly to breaking news. Working knowledge of libel laws, journalistic ethics and contest rules. Proficiency with newsroom computer systems (iNews, AVID, etc.) and satellite news gathering.
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