News Producer

Employer WTVO (ABC) & WQRF (FOX)
Location Rockford, IL
Type Full time
Apply by March 21, 2023
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Posted on January 20, 2023


WTVO (ABC) & WQRF (FOX) in Rockford, IL is looking for a multi-talented and self-motivated individual who wants to learn it all beginning with producing.  Individual should be someone who is digitally aware and willing to learn to cover the news on all platforms.

The Producer produces daily newscast items, decides the order in which stories will be told, writes teases and other content, times news programs, edits video, and posts video to the website

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms.
  • Writes and orders news stories.
  • Approves scripts.
  • Balances news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts.
  • Edits video.
  • Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.