KTUU-TV, Overnight/Morning News Producer

Posted by Alaska Broadcasters Association

Ancorage, AK
Posted: 2018-04-27

Description:

ABOUT GRAY TELEVISION:

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We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

ABOUT STATION

KTUU-TV is an NBC-affiliated television station based in Anchorage, Alaska. KTUU-TV’s early beginnings date back to 1953. Over the ensuing decades, the station has built a reputation of excellence as Alaska’s most watched news source, producing 19.5-hours of news and sports content each week on television. Online, KTUU.com has become a digital news leader, and Channel 2’s mobile News and Weather applications are on the leading edge of mobile journalism in Alaska. Nielsen Media research shows that Channel 2 News products reach more than 80-percent of the adults who watch local news in a week, and more than 85-percent of those viewers watch Channel 2 News exclusively. That strong reach and brand loyalty are augmented by added distribution to the state’s capital and more than 244 rural communities throughout Alaska. To Learn More about KTUU, watch our video:http://www.ktuu.com/content/stationjobs/What-its-like-to-work-for-KTUU-406566725.html

JOB SUMMARY

The Overnight/Morning Producer is responsible for producing content for early newscasts including: creating content for TV and web, writing scripts, editing copy, ordering graphics to fit stories, coordinating live shots, communicating with anchors and production staff during live broadcasts, and directing reporters & photographers on deadline to meet the needs and vision of the Morning Show. The Morning News Producer also answers phones, deploys breaking news crews, makes beat calls and covers the Assignment Desk/Web Desk in the early morning hours. The shift of the Morning News Producer is 11p-8a Sunday night through Friday morning (with a one-hour lunch break), while also remaining flexible to cover morning news needs, as warranted.

 

Responsibilities:

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITES

•Strong initiative and persistent attention to detail is required

•Be able to write clearly and accurately; great grammar

•Produces newscasts including: stacking, writing scripts, editing copy, ordering graphics to fit stories, making maps, coordinating live shots with directors, production staff, reporters & photographers

•Write copy for TV and web daily, including gathering breaking news information by phone in the overnight hours

•Must be able to work well under deadline pressure

•Ability to maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community

•Ability to work with limited supervision is a must

•Must be professional and courteous with the public, answer phones and greeting guests who are booked to appear on air

Requirements:

QUALIFICAITONS

•College degree in journalism or related field required or equivalent professional experience

•Must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable

•Must be willing to work flexible hours, including overnight, evening, weekends, and holidays as needed

•Work well with co-workers, especially the Executive Producers and News Director

Contact:

Please apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow

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