Multi-Skilled Producer
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 7/22/2020

Job Description

WGRZ, the NBC affiliate in Buffalo, NY is looking for a  Multi-Skilled Producer  to join our team.  

The ideal candidate can write, create and produce exciting and interesting newscasts and news content for all platforms. We are looking for someone who can help evolve our nightside newscasts and content while working closely with our Evening Executive Producer.

We don't want a show "stacker".  We are not interested in story count, but stories that count and fit with our "On Your Side" brand.

Producers must be able to multi-task during the news-gathering hours. 

The ideal candidates are creative problem solvers with strong journalistic judgment, detailed skills and an ability to think creatively.  

Our Producers must be able to skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content.

Responsibilities: 

 

•         Create unique newscasts or segments evoking emotion.

•         Write news stories for on-air broadcasting.

•         Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.

•         Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.

•         Enterprise news stories.

•         Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.

•         Lead and inspire news teams to work together for a great newscast.

•         Coach and inspire on-air talent to be exciting and engaging.

•         Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.​

 

 

Job Requirements

Requirements: 

 

•         BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field

•         1-3 years of experience preferred

•         Understanding the tenets of professional journalism

•         Skills in 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, EDIUS and Axis graphics a plus

•         Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines

•         Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events​

 

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

 

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.

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What's in it for you? WGRZ offers a competitive benefits program to qualified employees. This program includes medical, dental and vision benefits for you, your spouse or partner, and your dependents as well as life insurance, supplemental life, spousal life, child life, accident insurance, and TEGNA spending accounts. In addition, the Company also provides generous vacation time, sick pay, short-term disability (STD), long-term disability (LTD), the TEGNA 401(k) Savings Plan and more.