Producer in Atlanta, GA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 10/12/2021

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Job Summary

Are you a storyteller? An investigator? Are you driven by a need to find the truth? Producers report the original content that is the backbone of our news operations. 

WSB-TV is in search of a 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 2 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: 

  • Communicates with reporters and content center to develop storytelling within broadcast 
  • Writes for broadcast including intros and tags creating cohesive storytelling 
  • Works with Executive Producer and Managing Editor to execute daily newscasts   
  • Ability to prioritize assignments   
  • Participates in daily editorial meetings 
  • Commands control in control room by communicating clear vision to production team, reporters and anchors 
  • Builds relationships with all team members proactively including anchors and meteorologists. 
  • Understands and executes station research 
  • Assists in the production of special projects and other content related to program and/or station 
  • Performs other duties as assigned 
  • Balance of strong journalist skills, ability to execute action plans and creative vision to support strong show delivery 
  • Ability to recognize stories with potential and develop them into compelling broadcast content 
  • Ability to scour social media for story ideas and make calls to confirm 
  • Excellent time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment 

 

 

What we look for

Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 2 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 

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group, Inc. (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to viewers in the communities in which it serves. The company's operations primarily include 65 radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets,33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. Additionally, the company also offers a full suite of national, regional, local and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, Cox Reps and Gamut.

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