Overnight/Morning News Producer

Job Title: Overnight/Morning News Producer
Company: KTUU-TV
Department: News
Reports To: News Director
Position Type: Full-time
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
EEO Code: Professional

To apply, please go to: https://gray.tv/applynow

The Overnight/Morning News Producer is responsible for executing the on-air morning newscast and AM updates during the live production as well as generating and producing content for on-air broadcast and all digital platforms; including writing scripts, editing copy, producing graphics to tell stories, coordinating live shots, communicating with anchors and production staff during live broadcasts, and communicating with reporters & photographers to ensure staff meets the deadlines and overall needs and vision of the newscast and digital platform coverage. The Overnight/Morning News Producer also serves as a digital reporter/producer and overnight assignment desk editor; answers phones, deploys breaking news crews, making beat calls and writing breaking news stories for digital platforms and social media. The Overnight/Morning News Producer must also remaining flexible to react urgently to cover breaking news, when needed. The shift of the Overnight/Morning News Producer is 11p-8a Sunday night through Friday morning (with a one-hour lunch break).


•1 year of local television news producing experience or equivalent, experience producing a morning newscast is a plus

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Strong initiative and persistent attention to detail is required
•Be able to write clearly and accurately; great grammar
•Produce newscasts including: stacking, writing scripts, editing copy, producing graphics to fit stories, coordinating live shots with directors, production staff, reporters & photographers
•Write copy for TV and digital platforms daily, including gathering breaking news information by phone and in-person, as needed
•Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
•Ability to maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community
•Ability to work with limited supervision is a must
•Must be professional and courteous with the public, answer phones and greeting station guests, as needed
•Must possess excellent interview and conversational writing skills
•Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a collaborative manner with co-workers, supervisors and viewers
•Strong knowledge of current events is a must, including local, regional and national news
•Familiarity with police scanners (training will be offered)
•Ability to enterprise local hard-news stories is required
•Computer knowledge including newsroom software (ENPS), digital CMS (Clickability), Microsoft applications and Internet use
•Ability to edit video and audio on industry standard equipment (Grass Valley familiarity is a plus)
•Familiarity with Social Media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)

•College degree in journalism or related field required or equivalent professional experience

•Must hold a valid driver's license and be insurable

Essential Functions:
•Produces and executes TV newscasts and digital news content across all station platforms
•Responsible for writing clearly, concisely and very conversationally
•Must maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and extensive list of local contacts
•Must participate in daily editorial meetings with enterprise story ideas each day
•Accurate copy and video editing with an eye for storytelling, visual elements and graphics that makes stories understandable and engaging to the viewer and/or reader
•Responsible for developing original story ideas for daily newscasts and digital platforms
•Special emphasis on working with producers and reporters to accurately gather and disseminate information and news stories under deadline pressure
•Responsible for creating a unique approach to all television digital coverage
•Facilitating teamwork of staff members on the morning team and in Production Control during the morning broadcasts
•Able to accurately and calmly handle decision-making process, especially as a leader in the control room during the morning newscast
•Must possess excellent communication and organizational abilities, including working with the News Director and Executive Producers to ensure story accuracy and to determine the best presentation for each story
•Must be willing to work flexible hours, including overnight, evening, weekends, and holidays as needed
•Ability to book guests and creative segments for air and online
•Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions:
•Requires sitting for long periods of time.
•Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. for short distances.
•While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to walk, stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk and hear. Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility.
•Work is performed in a mostly controlled atmosphere. Some exposure to atmospheric conditions may be encountered.
•Work requires a regular daily shift of 11p-8a Sunday night through Friday morning (with a 1-hour lunch break).