Job Summary: Fisher Broadcasting is seeking a talented producer with a passion for news. You will have a strong background in broadcast journalism through prior work experience, a journalism degree, or a hands-on internship. You will be expected to perform as a leader with a positive attitude daily. We have a large daily workload and a can-do attitude is a must. Bring your “A” game, your sound news judgment and a strong ability to work independently. KEPR’s news producer must work with urgency, demand excellence and be willing to make changes on the fly. Creativity is a must. It is an aggressive market and we need an aggressive producer who is ready for anything. It is a M-F dayside shift producing both the 5pm and 6pm and helping to manage the daily news operation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
· Produce an updated live, daily newscast that follows a viewer advocacy style and brand
· Coordinates reporters and photographer to complete coverage of news stories, both planned and breaking
· Compose newscast with fresh, interesting content and update stories which have aired previously
· Select and edit video for use in newscast
· Monitor newscast during airtime for appropriate length; coordinate and communicate with crew on live shots
· Assist with topical news promotion for use on-air and with radio partners in a timely fashion that meets daily deadlines
· Answer phone calls from viewers and general public
· Assist News Director with staff coordination for news coverage daily
· Update website with newscasts or news stories
· Participate in frequent public appearances and community events
· Performs work according to the values of Fisher Communications with the utmost of integrity and trust in doing what is right.
Competencies – To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:
· Excellent interpersonal skills: develops and maintains open and trusting working relationships with people at all levels of the organization
· Excellent judgment in prioritizing multiple stories and meeting deadlines
· Demonstrated organizational skills and must be flexible to multi-task, shift focus, and re-prioritize as the situation dictates
· The ability to work independently with minimal supervision and have demonstrated ability to use sound judgment and to make independent decisions
· Excellent written communication skills
Qualifications – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Must be able to drive a vehicle, maintain a valid Washington State Drivers License and adhere to the company’s driving standards
· Must be able to work on-call or during “off hours” – dependent upon staff and/or operational needs.
· Ability to travel on the job 10% of the time
Education and/or Experience
· Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field or four (4) years of related journalism experience preferred.
Language Skills – Ability to read and compose news stories. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from co-workers, managers, viewers and the general public.
Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of ENPS, Outlook, Microsoft Word and non-linear editing.
Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment – The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Strictly no phone calls! No physical resumes accepted.
Reference “KEPR-2011-33” on all correspondence.