Newscast Producer

Baton Rouge, LA
Posted: 2019-04-04

Description: WAFB-TV is the CBS affiliate located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We service a 13-parish area in Louisiana and 3 counties in Mississippi. WAFB-TV is seeking a producer for our 10pm weekday newscasts. This position also requires producing our 6pm newscasts twice per week.

Responsibilities:

Candidate must be a team player with a great attitude and bring professionalism, personality, energy, confidence, and team spirit to our newscasts and our multi-platform newsroom.

esponsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Successful candidate must be a strong writer, deeply knowledgeable in story selection, and have quick and thoughtful news judgment.
  • Must have the excellent writing skills. We seek someone who values present and future tenses in writing news stories, as well as active voice, visual language, and audio/video connection.
  • Must be capable of creating content from sources beyond wires and feed (ex. Social Media, Court Records, reliable online publications) and be eager to add live pictures to coverage.
  • 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 director.
  • Candidate must be able to work long hours covering breaking news on the air and online, including holidays and weekends.

Requirements: Qualifications:  College degree. Degree in journalism field preferred.

Contact:

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