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The Specialty Producer will produce compelling stories for multiple platforms which may include investigative stories and special projects.
Research, develop, and plan investigative stories or special projects. This may include live or prerecorded newscasts/local programs and editing or repurposing existing content to enhance the end product.
Write scripts as needed; Edit or repurpose existing content
Work closely with MMJs, and/or investigative reporters and content producers as stories are produced for multiple platforms
May be responsible for tip line, emails, and responding to viewers
Shoot still and moving video as needed
Edit desktop video
May lead investigations, conduct interviews or be called upon for undercover field work
Work with editors to utilize graphics and other tools to visually enhance storytelling
May lead special projects, conduct interviews, and enterprise original story ideas
May be involved in repurposing existing content to be showcased in a unique way
Other duties as assigned
Education & Experience/Certifications
Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field
5+ years as a television news writer or producer with a background in enterprise or investigative journalism preferred
Skills & Abilities
Knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel law
Solid understanding and demonstration of multimedia file formats and strong computer skills
Working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws impacting operations
Knowledge and proficiency in posting content to television station websites
Must be a team player and adapt to developing situations quickly.
Must be an excellent conversational writer with solid news judgement and a positive attitude
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Some travel may be required.
Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.
Company (NASDAQ: Company) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Company operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Company empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Company owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Company runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Company National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Company has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."
As an equal employment opportunity employer, Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.
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