Position Title: Newscast Producer
Status: Full Time, 40 Hours/Week
Contact: Jay Mishkin, Sr. Executive Producer for Digital Content
Duties: W*USA 9, the CBS affiliate in Washington DC is looking for a News Producer who will be responsible for the daily compilation of newscast elements, including writing, editing and production. Must be an excellent writer and web content producer with solid news judgment who can produce smart newscast and / or multimedia content for our news shows, web sites or any other distribution platforms. Must be decisive and communicate well in the control room under intense pressure. The producer will be responsible for the full integration of graphics within the broadcast to enhance information. The producer will also be responsible for posting stories, photos and images to the web; preparing video for streaming on the web; gathering information and enterprising stories; contributing content for the various distribution platforms of WUSA 9 and participating on a content team of choice or assignment. Candidate must be able to strategize and supply content to WUSA 9 target audience. As a member of the News Broadcast Team, the producer will be required to contribute to the strategic planning for the assigned broadcast and content team(s).
Requirements: Candidate must exhibit high energy and stamina. Candidates should have thorough knowledge of local, national and international news. The producer will be required to bring a flexible and imaginative outlook to the table each day to create a broadcast that is stylistically modern and intellectually sophisticated. Position requires someone who can work a varied work schedule with three to five years experience being required. Non-linear video editing a plus. A Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a related field is preferred. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.