Producer in Seattle, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 10/11/2021

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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. 

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  

  • 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 can 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

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Consistent demonstration of the following skills is required: 

  •  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 working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects 


  • B.A Degree in Journalism, Communications, or Other discipline preferred. 
  • 3 years experience as a producer in a medium-large DMA. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • 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. 


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