News Producer in Charlotte, NC at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 6/12/2021

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Producer

Are you a storyteller? An investigator? Are you driven by a need to find the truth? News Producers report the original content that is the backbone of our news operations.

WSOC stands for We Serve Our Community. We are in search of a News Producer who consistently crafts in-depth, fast-paced, memorable newscasts.  We are the #1 news operation in the Charlotte DMA because we serve our audience with in-depth investigative journalism and urgent coverage of weather. 

The successful candidate must be able to own breaking news inside newscasts and in extended coverage. In addition, successful candidates must understand coverage on all platforms and is expected to help generate enterprise story ideas. We are in search of a Producer who can emerge as a newsroom leader, make solid decisions and execute a coverage plan both on-air and on all WSOC digital platforms.  This producer must also understand and implement station research in a way which supports and enhances the WSOC brand.  Collaboration with others is a must for this position, and candidates should be open to feedback and have a desire to grow in their role. Candidates should have at least 3 years of producing experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Craft relevant, energetic, important and memorable newscasts
  • Develop graphic for production by Design Department
  • Write Opens, Stories, and Teases
  • Assign stories to anchors, writers, and editors for scripting, production and timing
  • Consult with Director, Anchor, other Producers, and Managers on production needs
  • Work in the Control Room during broadcast to oversee presentation and changes in format
  • Understand and effectively use all platforms
  • Other duties may be assigned

 

 

What we look for

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years professional experience in local TV news is preferred
  • Prior news management experience is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or University in Journalism or Communications preferred
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism

Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide-range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subject.

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