WTIC/WCCT-TV POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Producer/ News Writer

DATE: 1/9/2012

DEPARTMENT: News

REPORTS TO: Assistant News Director

ROLE: Produce a creative, non-stop AM newscast using all the resources the full HD FOX CT studios have to offer. Be a trendsetter, join Connecticut's newsroom with all the resources of tv, online and print.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Produce and write copy for morning newscasts
  • Assign colleagues stories to be written
  • Help determine story selection and stacking
  • Accurately time the newscast
  • Coordinate editing of stories and special projects
  • Print scripts
  • Select sound bites and video for use in news stories
  • Research and generate stories
  • Read newspapers daily
  • Suggest news stories daily
  • Field produce franchise reports ie: consumer or entertainment or other
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned


REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to write clear, compelling broadcast copy
  • Previous experience as a broadcast news writer
  • Ability to remain calm under deadline pressure
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism preferred
  • Good attitude and team player


REVENUE/BUDGETARY/STAFF RESPONSIBILITY:
  • None


ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:
  • An organizational chart illustrating the reporting relationships of this position supplied upon request.


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