KSL Broadcast Group
  • 10-Aug-2017 to 09-Oct-2017 (MST)
  • KSL TV News Producers
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Full Time

Who we are: Bonneville International has been a leader in broadcasting for over 50 years, with a mission to build up, connect, inform and celebrate communities and families across our markets. We currently own and operate 14 radio stations in Seattle, Phoenix, Denver and Salt Lake City, along with the NBC Affiliate TV station, KSL TV 5 in Salt Lake. We are proud of our history, and we want talented people to join us as we continue to grow! 

Position: As an Associate Producer, you will be responsible for the writing required for daily TV newscasts. You will provide support to reporters, producers, and managers in the organization, preparation and production of daily TV newscasts. You will also assist as needed with other projects in the newsroom, including filling in for other writers and producers. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate newscast rundown with producer and keep informed on stories being covered for use in the newscast 
  • Write and rewrite news copy, wire copy, feed material, newsbreaks, commercial teases, etc. at manager's direction while chasing down any other information manager needs 
  • Coordinate with crews in the field and assist them with stories for the newscast. This may include writing stories from tape shot without a reporter, taking script dictation via phone, etc. 
  • Watch and log incoming video interviews for use by news entities 
  • Train to function as a broadcast news producer 
  • Act as news producer in absence of regular producer. This may include sick or vacation fill-in, or regularly scheduled holiday producer shifts
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures
  • Work effectively in a team environment 
  • Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management and clients 
  • Consistently work hours required, and more when needed to meet deadlines including weekends, holidays, evenings, etc. 
  • Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor 

Qualifications: 

  • College degree in journalism or equivalent experience 
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience as an associate producer in a broadcast environment or a copy writer/editor for newspaper or online news organization 
  • Prefer a broad background in all aspects of news production 
  • Possess organizational skills with initiative and the ability to show innovation in problem solving 
  • Proven ability to work rapidly under deadline pressure, enabling personnel from other departments to meet their deadlines 
  • Capable of handling many production details and making decisions with limited amount of supervision 
  • Willing to work odd hours including nights, weekends, and holidays. Ability to be flexible and work unscheduled assignments 
  • Willing to take an in-house writing audition under an assigned deadline demonstrating accuracy, fairness, good grammar and spelling 

Physical Demands: 

  • Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively 
  • Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers 
  • Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination 
  • Lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds on occasion 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply. 

 

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