Topical Producer

Charlotte, NC
Posted: 2019-02-21


WJZY-TV, the Fox O & O duopoly in Charlotte, NC, is seeking a Topical Producer to join our Creative Services Team.   This position reports to the VP of Creative Services. If you have a passion for local news promotion and thrive on quick deadlines, creative tease writing, shooting and editing – this positon is for you. There’s opportunity to push your creative boundaries while making a difference in a very competitive television market.


The Topical Producer partners with in-house producers, artists and vendors to create, develop and produce the on-air promos for WJZY/WMYT-TV. This may include writing, producing, videotaping, recording or photographing news topical promos, radio ads, custom syndicated show and block promos, VO tags, digital art, custom music, jingles, on-hold messages and radio production.

Writes/produces/edits (and occasionally shoots) special events and contest promos. Produces elements for use on web and all social media platforms. Operates or has a working knowledge of digital cameras and Adobe Premier nonlinear editing. Works effectively and courteously with all other departments such as traffic, operations, production, news and sales. Must maintain collaborative working relationships wand maintain contacts with Fox Broadcasting and Syndicated Distributors for changes, directives, specials and all necessary promotional elements. Work closely with the news department to determine promotional priorities and creative decisions of individual news program promotion.  Uses a PC with keyboard and other related station systems to perform essential functions of the job such as writing, using the internet to upload and download from ftp sites. Requires fine motor skills. Constantly uses verbal, audible and visual abilities to perform essential functions. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus. Regularly receives and distributes information and instruction, via telephone, e-mail and memo, to station personnel and clients. Completes/approves electronic time sheets completely, accurately and within time constraints. Regularly moves throughout the station to coordinate work requirements and programming-related activities. Sits for extended periods of time in order to accomplish essential duties. Occasionally bends, stoops and crouches to arrange, lift and carry promotion and production related items up to 25 pounds in weight such as lighting, video cameras and photography equipment.  Occasionally drives an automobile for extended periods of time to perform sales function and transport station equipment. Maintain a clean MVP and personal vehicle insurance. Works varied hours, holidays and weekends as required. Attends and participates in any company training seminars, meetings or other attendance-required events. Complies with all Station and Department policies, procedures and guidelines. Other duties as assigned by the VP Creative Services or the Promotion Manager.


Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism or broadcast preferred. Minimum 2 years’ experience required. Television station experience is a plus.


Please visit then click on the "About Us" tab, then "Jobs" or visit our readily accessible station located at 3501 Performance Road, Charlotte, NC 29214, and a member of our recruiting team will assist you.

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer