Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Producer Mmkt in Memphis, TN at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/13/2021

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Job Summary

Description:

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.

WHBQ 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. In addition, successful candidates must have an understanding of 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. 

Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

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 subjects

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