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Producer - WJRT-TV

Are you a show crafter, who uses every tool in the tool chest to develop a fast-paced, informative, and focused newscast? Do you strive to make each newscast better than the last? Do you thrive on throwing everything out to cover the big story of the day or breaking news? If so, we want to talk to you! WJRT is looking for an experienced producer. Candidate must be highly creative with quick and concise decision-making abilities; possess a track record of strong news judgment and a winning competitive attitude; unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards a must. Must be able to act professionally and maintain control in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment; be accustomed to changing gears on constant breaking news, updating news, and continued coverage for our viewers.

Requirements (Experience, Education, Etc.): 

* Create newscasts, select, research, and write content for live newscasts.
* Communicating, coordinating, and executing creative vision with a team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff.
* Build news content in unique and compelling ways using the many tools and technology available.
* Working knowledge of current events and community issues
* Enhance content with graphics, video research, and station branding.
* Oversee all aspects of content and presentation of a newscast.
* Ability to write, re-write, edit, and post to website as well as other platforms.
* Producer will be expected to update digital and social platforms as needed.
* Work closely with the news team for accurate and interesting news information on all platforms
* The News Producer will oversee content quality and accuracy for his/her newscasts.
* Grow the station's social and digital footprint, especially within key demographics.
* Passion for production & and storytelling, combined with an unwavering commitment to journalistic ethics and standards.
* Willingness to grow by taking direction and excelling as a team member.
* Communicate effectively and efficiently with anchors, field crews, and technical staff.
* Adapt to breaking news and developing stories.
* Generate story ideas and collaborate with news staff on promotable story ideas.
* Assist producers in formatting other newscasts.
* Ability to edit video.
* Perform other duties as assigned.


* One-year prior news producing experience and strong editorial skills.
* Possess a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Broadcasting, or a related field.
* High level of communication skills both written and verbal along with excellent judgement.
* Experience in a newsroom, the ability to remain calm under pressure.
* Must possess exceptional organizational and writing skills.
* Knowledge of web-based publishing.
* Mindful of deadlines.
* Ability to lead and make split-second decisions based on knowledge of directives.
* Must be self-motivated, ability to multi-task, and excel under intense deadlines and pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
* Experience with ENPS is a plus.
* Excellent writing, spelling, grammar, and copy-editing skills.
* Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously.
* An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components.
* Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements.
* Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards.
* Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends, and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available during breaking news.

How to apply:    Please send your resume and references to

Application Deadline    5/31/2024

Equal Opportunity Employer

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