Producer - KIRO TV in Seattle, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/8/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

KIRO TV is in search of a News Producer who consistently crafts in-depth, fast-paced, memorable newscasts. The successful candidate must be able to own breaking news inside newscasts and in extended coverage. Must be able to showcase content using newsroom sets and tools to enhance storytelling.  In addition, successful candidates must understand coverage on all platforms and are expected to help generate enterprise story ideas.  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.  

WHAT YOU WILL DO: 

  • Craft relevant, energetic, important, and memorable newscasts  
  • Develop graphics to help showcase content  
  • 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  
  • Have a clear vision of what a newscast for a top television market should look like  
  • Participate in editorial meetings by being active in content discussions and execute station strategies  
  • Work in the Control Room during the broadcast to oversee presentation and changes in format  
  • Understand and effectively use all platforms  
  • Other duties may be assigned and must be able to follow all company and station editorial policies and protocols  

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING: 

  • B.A Degree in Journalism, Communications, or other discipline preferred.  
  • 3 years' experience as a producer in a medium-large DMA.  
  • Strong writing and editorial skills required  
  • Must be calm under pressure and able to adapt to a fast-changing environment 
  • 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 of working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, and walk.  
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear.  

WHAT WE OFFER YOU: WHY YOU SHOULD WORK AT CMG

CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses include 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 54 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

CMG may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or during employment as a term and condition of employment unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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