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News Producer

Company name
Raycom Media, Inc.

Birmingham, AL

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Job Overview
WBRC Fox6 in Birmingham, AL seeks an experienced morning news producer to join our award-winning news team.
Job Duties

Responsible for the content and overall production of the local newscasts
Oversee all details of the broadcast while working closely with all members of the news team
Stack the rundown and manage the on-air broadcast from the control room
Contribute story ideas for the newscast and work closely with reporters to execute those ideas
Produce news content for all station distribution platforms \u2013 broadcast, digital, mobile
Oversee and write the news briefs and daily promos when needed
Respond quickly and aggressively to breaking news and getting information on the air
Copy-edit reporter scripts as well as all newscast copy
Must work a flexible schedule when needed to cover other shifts and breaking news
Work cooperatively as a team member under tight deadlines.
Ensure accuracy of and update information for the on-air news ticker/crawl system

Basic Qualifications

3 years of experience as a morning show producer in a top 100 market
BS/BA in Journalism/Communications or equivalent background
Flexibility with respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shifts
Must be willing to work in Birmingham, AL

Additional Job Requirements

Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
Willingness to travel, work overtime, and on weekends with short notice (if applicable)
Must be 18 years or Older
Candidate must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen and MVR check
Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples
Must have unrestricted work authorization in the United States

Desired Characteristics/Desired Qualifications

Knowledge and understanding of various media platforms, including broadcast, web and mobile
Demonstrated ability of good news judgment and journalistic integrity
Ability to write, edit, produce and gather content under heavy deadline pressure without compromising accuracy or credibility 
Ability to handle legal concerns pertaining to newscast content.
Ability to develop content through social media and independent sources.
Ability to interpret information to establish facts and determine truth.
Basic understanding of Windows-based electronics and the ability to learn ENPS as well as new systems as they are implemented.
Experience with news photojournalism and non-linear editing
Act as a team player while displaying an ability to handle a variety of tasks, and make sound decisions in a fast-paced, deadline driven, stressful environment.
Ability to interact with all levels of station and corporate management.

Qualified applicants, apply online (Raycom Media Careers) and attach resume and link to your most recent work.  No phone calls please.   EOE-M/F/D/V

Company info

Raycom Media, Inc.
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Company Profile
Raycom Media, Inc. was created in 1996 with the purchase of 15 television stations, two radio stations, and a sports marketing, production, events management, and distribution company. Shortly after this first acquisition, Raycom Media quickly acquired two other companies and began an unheard of growth in the media business. Raycom Media, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation's largest privately owned broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 62 television stations in 42 markets and 20 states. Raycom Media owns or provides services for stations covering over 14% of U.S. television households and employs over 4,600 individuals in full and part-time positions. In addition to television stations, Raycom Media owns PureCars (digital ad platform for automotive), Raycom Sports (a marketing, production and events management and distribution company), Tupelo-Honey Productions (a NY-based production company), RTM Productions (a Franklin, TN-based automotive programming production and marketing solutions company), WebStream Sports (an Indianapolis-based, live event production company) and Broadview Media (a post-production/digital signage company based in Montgomery, AL). Raycom is also responsible for the design and hosting of Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail website. Raycom owns over-the-air syndication, regional cable, and digital media rights to Atlantic Coast Conference Athletics. With a strong belief in community, Raycom Media television stations take editorial positions on key community issues. It is the vision of the company that it be involved in the communities its broadcast properties serve. By editorializing on local issues and seeking out divergent points of view, Raycom Media television stations create an atmosphere of community dialog. Raycom Media is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama.

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