Weekend Producer

Station/Company: KGW-TV
Location: Portland Oregon
Hours: Full Time

Job Summary

Weekend Producer-14156

KGW in Portland, Oregon is looking for a creative and energetic producer to join the team at one of the most innovative TV stations in the country.
We’re looking for someone who believes in the power of local journalism and wants to help craft innovative and informative newscasts.
Our shows need a producer who will put an emphasis on the use of great video, compelling graphics and conversational writing. We want someone who knows the rules of television news but isn’t afraid to break the rules when it best serves the newscast.
The shift includes weekend producer duties on Saturdays and Sundays, and will likely be a 4-day 10-hour workweek.
The ideal candidate will share innovative ideas for daily content, while maintaining close attention to detail. This producer must be able to write concisely and execute the goals of the newscast with near perfection, while also meeting tight deadlines.
Applicants must have breaking news experience, strong editorial judgment, newscast producing expertise and fully understand the needs of our audience across all our platforms. KGW is committed to recruiting diverse candidates and is looking for a producer who will ensure diverse voices are featured in our newscasts.
You will be joining a creative powerhouse of a team. Search for the “Come work for us” playlist on the KGW YouTube page to get a taste of some of our best work.

• Craft, build, mold, visualize, conceptualize a newscast, including writing segments, curating stories, and inserting breaking news.
• Use creative production techniques, graphics, editing and new forms of media to enhance stories
• Work directly with management and talent to consistently build a high-quality news show
• Use social media to research, discover and share content
• Write in an exciting, accurate, authentic and creative way
• Fill in on various shifts as needed
• Inspire a team to work together for a great newscast

1-3 Years

• BA/BS in journalism, communications or equivalent education or experience
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience producing/line producing for newscasts
• Understanding of the tenets of good journalism
• Proven experience producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content
• Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
• Knowledge of ENPS and Edius preferred
• Knowledge of Adobe products (Premier, After Effects, Photoshop) encouraged but not required
• Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time-sensitive deadlines
• Experience calmly handling live, breaking news situations and changing events
• A good attitude and pleasant demeanor

Work Environment: Office
Physical Demands: Sedentary work
Travel: Rarely: less than 10%
Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment
Physical Demands Set: Sedentary work: Involves sitting most of the time; walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.

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EEO statement:
TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information. TEGNA complies with all applicable laws related to accommodations.


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Expiration: June 16, 2023