Published
December 23, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Category
TV

Description

Are you a news producer with a hungry rundown, full of urgent and impactful news?

Do you excel at winning breaking news and weather coverage on-air and online?

Are you interested in working in one of the best cities in America – with the Rocky Mountains in your backyard and all the hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and excitement you can handle?

If so – FOX31/Colorado's Own Channel 2 in Denver has a rare opportunity for you. We’re looking for a dynamic producer to join the team. The successful candidate should consistently produce a show that stands out as best in their market. You should know how to “produce up” a story, live and breathe digital and thrive at integrating it into your shows.

We’re seeking someone with 4+ years of news producing experience. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

  • Essential Functions: 

    • Be creative and create compelling and memorable newscasts
    • Write creative headlines and teases
    • Maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and local contacts
    • Search wire services, network feeds, websites and social media to find relevant material for newscasts
    • Collaborate with news operations staff to build graphics
    • Work with directors and anchors on presentation of stories

    • Clear, concise, conversational writing skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Demonstrate solid news judgment
    • Maintain strong journalistic ethics
    • Strong initiative and attention to detail
    • Research and brainstorm story ideas, present ideas in editorial meetings • Generate promotable story ideas daily
    • Post and update stories to station website and social media sites, engage viewers
    • Communicate with the web staff during breaking news
    • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
    • Write news stories
    • Assist producers in formatting other newscasts

    Essential Skills & Abilities:
    • Knowledge of newsroom software
    • Knowledge of web posting software
    • Strong research skills, including online research using various search engines
    • Ability to stay current with national and local news/weather
    • Knowledge of engaging on social media
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
    • Ability to work independently with little supervision
    • Demonstrate leadership through training and mentoring less experienced staff members; guide others to get the desired outcome
    • Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment; work well with co-workers
    • Edit video and audio on industry standard equipment
    • Build graphics and use effectively in shows
    • Handle and adjust to last-minute changes
    • Make quick, accurate decisions during the on-air process

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

To Apply: Please visit the Work for Us page at KDVR.com: https://kdvr.com/contact/jobs-at-fox31-denver-kwgn/or at the Nexstar Website at:https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar to complete the application process. You must apply online to be considered for this position.

ABOUT US: FOX31 Denver and Colorado’s Very Own 2 airs more than 100 hours a week in news and local programming – that’s more  than any our competitors. KDVR is the most watched morning and late news newscast. Stations also home to key sports programming NFL, MLB, World Series, Broncos, NASCAR and top rated syndication: Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and others. Nexstar is the largest local television broadcast and digital media company in the nation with a portfolio of 197 full power owned or serviced stations in 115 markets reaching approximately 63% of US television households. Today, as one of the most powerful and trusted voices in America, Nexstar remains true to its mission to uphold the public interest principles of localism, diversity and trustworthy, unbiased broadcast journalism. At the same time, the company continues to simultaneously raise its commitment to support the evolving needs and interests of the local viewers, hometown businesses and community organizations that it proudly serves each day.

**** EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED****

KDVR/KWGN is an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity in our workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

KDVR.KWGN values the contribution of its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), and more. We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background and DMV check

Pay Range: $50k-$53k

 

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