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 WFXT TV in Boston, MA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 6/26/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

WFXT Boston 25 News 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 set and tools to enhance storytelling.  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. 

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 on what a newscast for a top ten television market should look like 
  • Participate in editorial meetings by being active in content discussions and is able to execute station strategies 
  • 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, and must be able follow all company and station editorial policies and protocols 

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING: 

  • A minimum of 3 years professional experience in local TV news is preferred 
  • 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 

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.

We provide valuable local content to viewers in the communities we serve through our 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 53 top-performing radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. Our portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. We also offer a full suite of national, regional, local, and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut.

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.

We promote the safety and well-being of our employees by requiring that all newly hired CMG employees 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. 

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!

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