41NBC/WMGT in Macon, Georgia is looking for a leader who can produce newscasts as assigned, develop stories for web and broadcast, and manage the flow of information from inception to delivery.
In this position, the ideal candidate will have proven news judgment, be able to multi-task, and know how to make smart decisions. The successful candidate will demonstrate awareness of the urgency of news events and importance of issues, and the ability to translate that awareness into coverage that generates maximum viewer interest and involvement. The successful candidate will be energetic, possess exceptional organizational skills and be able to deal well with the public.
Duties: Research and develop local news stories, monitor wire services, mail, phone, faxes, emails and radios for breaking news, gather background material and set-up news stories for reporters and photographers, evaluate and list newsworthy events in computerized planning files, supervise reporters and photographers, maintain a future file and conduct beat checks, develop and maintain outside news sources and contacts, work with the News Director on continuing upgrades of news generating capabilities, attend news planning meetings, and manage them when needed, contribute story ideas, build a creative rundown with cohesive story flow and maximum story count, utilize live shots, maps, graphics, animations, and technical effects to maximize newscast pacing, write and/or proofread all stories to ensure that video is edited to meet technical and aesthetic standards, insert any breaking news/weather immediately prior to and during live broadcasts, update scripts with late breaking information immediately prior to and during a live broadcast, produce breaking news/weather cut-ins as necessary, pitch working and final rundowns to News Director for approval, write compelling stories, coordinate live shots with field crews, communicate effectively and directly with anchors, production, and field crews to ensure each party has a clear understanding of their role in the newscast, responsible for ensuring all pre-production elements are ready, effectively execute and time shows to ensure a clean, informative newscast that starts and ends on time, keep up with current and community events, perform other duties as assigned by the News Director.
Abilities: Understand depth of coverage managing time effectively to meet deadlines, and see that packages meet expectations. Be punctual, courteous, and respectful of station equipment and co-workers. Have working knowledge of newsroom equipment and capabilities. Be able to operate non-linear video editing software. Have knowledge of news legal and ethical issues, such as slander and libel. Dress in a professional manner. Keep work area organized.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume, writing samples, AND a DVD of your most recent newscast to:
ATTN: Assignment Editor/Producer (News Director)
PO Box 4328
Macon GA 31208
Please specify how you learned of this opening.
No phone calls.
41NBC/WMGT is an equal opportunity employer which seeks and employs qualified individuals without discrimination.