Newscast Producer

Posted by Sinclair Broadcast Group

Rochester, NY
Posted: 2017-12-07

Description:

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country!  Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees.  Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!  We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WHAM/WUHF in Rochester, NY, seeks a dynamic newscast producer to take charge of all aspects of producing assigned newscasts. You will play a major role in determining newscast content, writing and editing stories, and creating graphic elements that help bring our stories home to the viewers. The producer will also contribute to our web and social media efforts.

Responsibilities:

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Writing news stories, headlines and teases for on-air, web, and social media. 
  • Contacting news sources for story information.
  • Producing newscast rundowns.
  • Making editorial decisions and contributing daily story and content ideas.
  • Communicating with news crews in the field and disseminating information internally.
  • Conceiving and creating graphics for news stories.
  • Contributing content to web, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Timing newscasts and communicating newscast directions to news and production staff.
  • Special projects and assignment editing as needed.
  • Hours: Must be available to work all shifts including early mornings, overnights, weekends, and holidays.

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of Broadcast Journalism.  
  • Knowledge of ENG, SNG, electronic graphics, social media, web and newsroom computers.
  • Ability to work well with others. 
  • Creativity, people skills, and a positive, can-do attitude are needed.
  • Ability to write concise, broadcast-style scripts.
  • Ability to make quick decisions under strict deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with managers and co-workers.
  • Flexibility to adjust to fast changing newscast developments.
  • Valid driver license.
  • Two plus years’ broadcast experience and a college degree preferred.

Contact:

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to: http://sbgi.net/sbgi-careers/ 

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