Evening News Producer

JOB TITLE: Evening News Producer
LOCATION: KTUU-TV, 501 E. 40th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99503
DEPARTMENT: News
REPORTS TO: PM Executive Producer
FSLA STATUS: Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings.

To learn more about KTUU, watch our video: http://www.ktuu.com/content/stationjobs/What-its-like-to-work-for-KTUU-406566725.html

JOB SUMMARY:
The Evening News Producer is responsible for producing two daily live newscasts at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., including: gathering and writing content, writing news scripts, editing copy, ordering graphics to fit stories, coordinating live shots, communicating with anchors and production staff during live broadcasts, and directing reporters & photographers on deadline to meet the needs and vision of the 5p and 10p Newscasts. The Evening News Producer also creates content for TV and web, answers phones, deploys breaking news crews, makes beat calls and covers the Assignment Desk/Web Desk in the evening hours. The shift of the Evening News Producer is 130p-1030p Monday through Friday (with a one-hour lunch break), while also remaining flexible to cover other producing shifts, as warranted.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Strong initiative and persistent attention to detail is required
•Be able to write clearly and accurately; great grammar
•Produces newscasts including: stacking, writing scripts, editing copy, ordering graphics to fit stories, making maps, coordinating live shots with directors, production staff, reporters & photographers
•Write copy for TV and web daily, including gathering breaking news information by phone in the overnight hours
•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 guests who are booked to appear on air

QUALIFICATIONS:
•1-2 years experience in broadcast news writing and producing
•College degree in journalism or related field required or equivalent professional experience
•Must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable
•Must be willing to work flexible hours, including overnight, evening, weekends, and holidays as needed
•Work well with co-workers, especially the Executive Producers and News Director

ABOUT THE STATION:
Over 60+ years, KTUU-TV has built a reputation of excellence as Alaska’s most-watched news source, producing 22 hours of local news content each week. The brand inspires confidence, loyalty and trust with both our audience and clients. The business community views us as reliable and effective. Channel 2 News is committed to providing news to the consumer, wherever and whenever they consume news: on-air, on the web, via news and weather apps, and full newscasts on mobile. That distribution is extended by simulcast of news on KFQD radio in Anchorage, on the NBC stations in Juneau and Sitka, and to over 240 communities in Alaska via the Alaska Rural Communications System (ARCS), rural cable systems, and satellite system delivery.

To learn more about KTUU, watch our video: http://www.ktuu.com/content/stationjobs/What-its-like-to-work-for-KTUU-406566725.html

ABOUT GRAY TELEVISION:
Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and operate leading media outlets in over 50 markets throughout the country – all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.
We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Please apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow
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