NewsCenter 1 (KNBN-TV) in Rapid City is seeking a producer for a dynamic, fast-paced morning newscast. The successful applicant is a motivated, self-directed person who works well alone but functions smoothly as part of a team. Strong editorial judgement and writing skills are musts. NewsCenter 1 produces a 30-minute newscast at 5:30 a.m. and a 60-minute newscast at 6:00 a.m. This position is responsible for both shows, as well as social media posts during the overnight hours. Therefore this position coordinates closely with NewsCenter 1’s digital department to understand optimal posting times. The producer is responsible for all elements of a live newscast. The producer determines story order and presentation (voiceover, SOT, reporter package, reporter live on set or in field, etc.), and allocates appropriate time to stories. While the shows are on the air, the producer manages the timing of the show, adjusting copy as necessary. Reports to: Executive Producer Duties include, but are not limited to: 1. Oversee all elements of a live newscast, including story placement, video elements, timing, and script review 2. Post stories to social media distribution channels, especially in breaking news situations 3. Assign crews as appropriate in breaking news situations 4. Write readers, voiceovers, soundbites, especially from newsfeed sources (NBCNC VOD, APTV, etc.) 5. Pull and edit video and sound from newsfeed sources 6. Supplement reporter staff as needed for news coverage 7. Other duties as assigned Minimum requirements: 1. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related degree field 2. 1-2 years newsroom experience, or commensurate collegiate experience 3. Strong editorial judgement 4. Strong written and visual storytelling skills 5. Proficiency with multiple social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram 6. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Premiere Pro or similar non-linear editing system; newsroom automation system
If you would like to be part of our dynamic team, send your résumé and a link to your most recent show to:
2424 S. Plaza Drive
Rapid City, SD 57702
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