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WTAP seeking AM Producer

TheNewsCenter is currently looking for an AM Producer.

Successful candidates will produce our 90 minute newscast, Daybreak. Daybreak’s format includes up to the minute weather updates/forecasts, local, regional & national news. Daybreak also includes local sports updates & LIVE on set interviews discussing local community events. We are looking for a candidate who innovates new projects and ideas for the newscast. This position has some on-air opportunities BUT the person taking this job really needs to be focused on producing this highly-rated and 20-year-old newscast. This person will also cover overnight breaking news stories in the Mid-Ohio Valley. The schedule for this position is midnight to 9am - Monday mornings through Friday mornings.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Produce a creative and informative newscast

• Work under pressure and deadlines

• Adapt to breaking news and developing stories

• Communicate with anchors and control room staff

• Strong initiative and persistent attention to detail is required

• Be able to write clearly and accurately using proper grammar

• Ability to work with limited supervision

• Must be professional and courteous with the public, answer phones and greeting station guests, as needed

• Strong knowledge of current events, including local, regional and national news

• Familiarity with police scanners

• Must work individually as well as part of a team requires work with many personalities

• Must be able to use discretion, best judgment in searching for news stories and have solid journalistic/ethical skills

• Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle background check and drug test

Required Skills & Experience:

• One (1) year experience in a newsroom preferred, but not required

• BS/BA in journalism or communications preferred

• Ability to shoot, write and edit your own stories as necessary

• Experience with posting stories to social media

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

• Computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems

• Schedule flexibility (Schedules can shift from time to time to other shifts and/or weekends depending on staffing)

• A valid driver`s license and a good driving record

** A link to candidate’s reel, to include clips of reporting is required and should be included in the application ** Send information to philliphickman@thenewscenter.tv THEN apply on-line at gray.tv/applynow.

Our market includes Marietta, Ohio, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Washington County, Ohio, Wood County, West Virginia and Pleasants County, West Virginia.


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Posted by Lauren Flum on 11.13.2017 @ 00:00:00