Now Hiring: News Producer

Title: KY3/KSPR Producer
Department: KY3/KSPR News
Reports To: KY3/KSPR News Director
FLSA: Hourly, non-exempt
Status: Full-time (40+ hours per week)
Location: KY3/KSPR, Springfield, MO
Deadline to apply: August 8, 2018

The KY3 and KSPR newsroom in beautiful Springfield, MO is looking for a dynamic, energetic television news producer. The right employee will oversee the overall direction of the newscast including pre-production, graphics, content and writing. We love creative producers who don’t just stack and write a newscast, but showcase each story. Must bring story ideas to the table daily and be able to write excellent conversational stories. This newsroom is a combined ABC, NBC and CW station with nine hours of news a day, and a combined staff of 20 MMJs. Our focus is on a lot of local news. It is essential that you be able to maintain a level of calm and make quick decisions in intense pressure situations. These two stations have won more than 200 awards in the last few years, including the regional and national Edward R. Murrow for best newscast. We try to stay on top of technology with automated newscasts, iPads instead of scripts, and the ability to have at least eight live shots in the newscast. We have a Storyteller monitor that helps producers be as creative as they want with showcasing each story and team coverage. The best candidate will use video and sound that makes the first minute of the newscast rock, work with reporters to develop demonstrative live shots and write teases that will make sure no one turns the channel. You should have a passion for news and a love of producing to apply for this job. We’re looking for someone who has some editing experience as well, and is willing to work different schedules including weekends, nights, overnights and/or holidays. We would like someone with 1-2 years of local television news experience. A college degree in journalism or a related field is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prioritize, organize, and produce newscasts following the station brand and goals
Responsible for writing clearly, concisely and very conversationally
Must maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and extensive list of local contacts
Accurate video editing with an eye for visual elements and graphics that makes stories understandable to the viewer
Responsible for developing original story ideas for daily newscasts
Special emphasis on working with reporters on story treatment, and be able to accurately gather information for news stories under pressure
Act as a leader in facilitating teamwork of staff members working on your specific newscast
Able to accurately and calmly handle decision-making process, especially in the control room
Must possess excellent communication and organizational abilities, including working with the News Director to ensure story accuracy, and to determine the best presentation of reports
Responsible for creating a unique approach to all digital elements for the newscast, including: Facebook page, Twitter, website
Copy/edit stories on the websites while checking newscast scripts
Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evening, weekends, and holidays as needed
Must create “Anchor moments” in newscasts, do break-outs of stories with reporters
Must post additional content (stories, links, video, polls, etc.) to the web and/or Facebook daily
Make regular beat checks
Work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
Performs other incidental and related duties as assigned and attention to detail is required
Must train on adding breaking news and other stories to kspr.com, our social media pages, and learn to send out breaking news alerts

KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Can take charge in the newsroom to lead the team for your newscast and take charge in the control room when timing newscasts to add and quickly write breaking news.
Strong initiative and attention to detail
Be able to write clearly and accurately; great grammar
Able to work well under sometimes intense pressure and tight deadlines
Ability to maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community
Ability to work with limited supervision
Must possess excellent interview and conversational writing skills
Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers
Ability to keep up with national and local news/weather is required
Ability to enterprise local hard-news stories is required
Computer knowledge, including newsroom software, Microsoft applications and Internet use
Produce newscasts including: stacking, writing scripts, editing copy, ordering graphics to fit stories, making maps, coordinating live shots with directors, production staff, reporters & photographers
Edit video and audio on industry standard equipment
Demonstrate solid news judgment and journalistic ethics
Must possess web writing skills and basic knowledge of web posting software
Basic knowledge of social media
Ability to break-out stories with extensive anchor tags
Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors, and customers
Must enterprise hard-news, research-based stories at daily news meetings
Stay current with national and local news/weather
Must have the desire to be at work during big breaking news, weather coverage and special event coverage

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Duties are performed mostly indoors in an office environment.
Must be able to sit for extended periods of time
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to stand, walk, talk, hear, use hands and fingers, reach, grab, handle or feel, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Regularly sit, talk, and hear.
Nights, overnights, weekends and holidays may be required.

To Apply: Send your application, resume, and link to your latest resume tape to:

KY3 Jobs
999 W. Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65807

jobs@ky3.com

Or, apply by following this link:
www.gray.tv/applynow

KY3/KSPR is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

All job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screen and an acceptable driving record for driving positions.
This job description does not necessarily contain all of the actual or essential duties of this position.