KSL Broadcast Group
  • 03-Apr-2018 to 02-Jun-2018 (MST)
  • KSL Radio Programming
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Full Time

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/or operate 22 radio stations in Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Sacramento, San Francisco and Salt Lake City, along with the NBC Affiliate TV station, KSL TV 5, in Salt Lake.  We're proud of our history, and we want talented people to join us as we continue to grow!

POSITION PURPOSE:

Our ideal producer will be a highly skilled communicator who is passionate about news and practices the highest journalistic standards. For this role, we need someone who works exceptionally well in a team and is driven and proactive in their approach to work. Management will assign responsiblities on a regular and/or rotating basis depending upon need and proven capabilities and the need to provide expertise for the future.  

Shift: 11 a.m. 7 p.m.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research and write news stories: Write in the voice of the anchor(s) you are teamed with. Learn their likes/dislikes and play to their strengths.  Understand the style of multiple reporters feeding stories to the newsroom, and possess the confidence to revise or reject poor source material.
  • Think, write and edit at the intense, rapid pace required in a breaking news environment. Tight timelines, last minute changes and deadline pressure are routine. Candidate thrives and is energized by demands of fast-paced writing and turnaround.
  • Artful writing of multiple reporter angles into seamless combination and scaling of team coverage presentation.  Creating a big sound, cutting through the ordinary with a presentation that feels important and demands attention.
  • Effectively and appropriately use social media to present stories via all available media channels
  • Work hours required, including weekends and holidays under deadlines
  • Be available for breaking news coverage at all times of the day, including weekends and holidays
  • Coordinate with other news producers, reporters and executive producer on breaking news updates and coverage
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • College degree in communications, journalism, marketing or other relevant field. If no degree, 4 years relevant experience
  • Mastery of broadcast writing and the craft of storytelling is essential.  Ability to write in the language of spoken conversation, conveying authority and relatability at the same time.  Reliance on common language and word choice and aversion to stilted jargon or journalistic crutches.
  • Skill at taking complex stories to make them both simple and meaningful.  Cutting through dry detail, numbers, names and unimportant background in order to write with clarity and instinct about what the listener really needs to know'and will find appealing.
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Proven ability to handle stress
  • Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor
  • Ability to consistently work hours required, and works more when required to meet deadlines
  • Maintain positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management and clients

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.

Bonneville is 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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