News Producer

Posted On: June 7, 2021
Station/Company: KPTV/KPDX-TV
Location: Portland Oregon
Hours: Full Time

Job Summary

News Producer
The News Producer creates, coordinates, and executes newscasts. This position provides editorial and production direction to associate producers and field crews on content, coordination and newscast execution. The News Producer coordinates efforts of anchors, reporters, editors and other staff toward crafting a compelling newscast. In addition, this position develops day-to-day on-air look of the newscast to attract the largest available audience to the station’s profitable newscasts.

Essential Job Functions
50% Previews news material before airing. Writes, edits and researches show elements. Prepares interview segments. Coordinates breaking stories. Selects graphics and pre-production elements. Proof reads scripts. Coordinates breaking news and executes show in the control room. Edits video as necessary.
10% Collaborates with executive producer, reporters, assignment desk and photographers to determine the content of broadcasts. Participates in story planning meetings.
10% Times the show while on air; meets all requirements of commercial content and off-times. 10 Conceptualizes innovative graphic and pre-production elements. Monitors and works to constantly improve and evolve the look and execution of newscasts.
10% Coordinates with creative services department to develop effective promotions for upcoming shows, newscasts and events.
10% Assists the assignment desk and edits tape as necessary.

KPTV-KPDX, a Meredith owned duopoly is located in Beaverton, Oregon. Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; has been committed to service journalism for 118 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms — including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video — to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.
Meredith’s Local Media Group includes 17 owned or operated television stations reaching 11 percent of U.S. households. Meredith’s portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation’s Top 25 — including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland — and 13 in Top 50 markets. Meredith’s stations produce 700 hours of local news and entertainment content each week, and operate leading local digital destinations.

Meredith Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minimum of one year producing or production support experience for a television or cable station. Two years experience preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or a related field, or equivalent experience preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience using Avid, internet production tools, MS Office strongly preferred.
Must possess advanced understanding of newscast presentation.
Must possess excellent writing and graphics skills with ability to provide an interesting and substantive product.
Must be results oriented.
Ability to focus on coordination of daily and long range segments from first contact to on-air product.
Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to make quick decisions without losing composure.

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Expiration: June 21, 2021