Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the executive producer & supervising producer in a fast-paced, demanding environment, handling breaking news and news-of-day demands for a 24-hour digital news channel
  • Line produce editorial news content, shape show flow and stack elements in the rundown
  • Work from the control room to guide shows in and out of breaks and to navigate both live and recorded content, including helping to determine when it will run in future hours
  • Partner with assignment desk and booking team to request correspondents and live interview guests
  • Order informative graphics and utilize compelling video to create engaging news programs
  • Distribute assignments and direct a team of writers, associate producers and digital associates to build original content as well as edit and repurpose content from broadcast and other content partners
  • Write teases, headlines, opening package and readers for live programming, including story slugs and lower-third banners
  • Generate story ideas for future coverage
  • Assign and record swap content for automated software wheel
  • Monitor and take newsworthy live events to air in the control room
  • Communicate with anchors, correspondents and control room team ahead of and during live shows, exhibiting a calm and professional demeanor in high pressure situations
  • Serve as a mentor to junior writers
  • Coordinate with sales department to implement accurate ad loads in rundowns
  • May also perform the responsibilities of content producers, producers, associate producers and digital associates, as needed

Skills and experience:

  • At least five years of experience producing and writing copy for a national broadcast, cable or streaming network, or equivalent local TV news experience in a major market
  • Command of AP style and broadcast writing with impeccable grammar and spelling
  • Strong communication skills and ability to train and advise associate producers, production assistants and junior staff in writing and editing broadcast copy
  • Deep understanding for editorial production, including control room experience, with strong writing and copy editing skills
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