News Producer in Tulsa, OK at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

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Job Description

Position Overview:

Create and execute newscasts based on research information and goals.  They collaborate with reporters on best video and stories of the day.  Work with assignment desk and associate producers to find stories and ensure accurate reporting.  Concise writing and accurate writing is required. Must be willing to also work on the assignment desk and update the web.  Ensures the use of graphics, story selection, and pace are on target with action plans and style guidelines.  

Job Duties:

Create & Execute Newscasts = 90%  

  • Crafts newscasts based on research and show goals 
  • Communicates with reporters to find the best video stories of the day. 
  • Writes accurate and compelling teases to keep viewers as long as possible. 
  • Works with assignment desk to find stories, help assign reporters and make sure information is confirmed. 
  • Concise, accurate writing that executes research findings. 
  • Ensures graphics, story selection and show pace are on target with action plans and style guidelines. 
  • Orders graphics for newscasts 
  • Booths newscasts, may also need to help tune in live shots. 

Assignment Desk = 5%  

  • Listens to scanners and confirms stories with local police agencies 
  • Answers phones in a consumer friendly manner 
  • Helps dispatch crews 
  • Confirms stories found in papers and other sources 
  • Helps tune in live shots 


Update the Web = 5% 


  • Writes and updates stories for the web when necessary 




Job Requirements


  • Degree in journalism or related field
  • 1 year producing experience
  • ability to multi-task
  • strong organizational skills
  • solid news judgment
  • must be able to keep a cool head under pressure
  • strong interpersonal skills a must



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