Producer (JOB#: 8-14)

POSTING DATE: August 28, 2014
JOB#: 8-14
JOB TITLE: Producer
COMPANY: KAAL, News/Weather/Sports
SCHEDULE: Monday thru Friday
STATUS: Full Time, Hourly
The best candidate will use video and sound that makes headlines pop off the screen, work with reporters to develop demonstrative live shots and write teases that will make viewers want to throw away the remote control.  You should have a passion for producing, a love of news and a desire to come to work to have some fun.  Show us what you can do, and we'll make you an offer you can't refuse.
  • College degree in broadcast journalism or comparable experience.
  • Previous experience working in newsroom environment and producing newscasts.
  • Good news judgment.
  • Excellent writing skills: writing must be clear, accurate and interesting.
  • Ability to breakdown complicated and involved stories so that they are easy for viewers to understand.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.  Must be able to respond and work well in a crisis.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Stay abreast of local, national and world events.  Have a good understanding of what is going on in communities in our market.
  • Responsible for overall content of newscast.
  • Monitor scanners for breaking local news.
  • Write topical promotions and news updates as needed.
  • Call and gather information for news stories.
  • Work closely with assignment editor to coordinate story coverage.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to work in an area that is often noisy and has many distractions.
  • Must be able to move quickly at times from newsroom to edit booths to production control room.
  • Must be able to communicate in English verbally and in writing.
  • The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.
Job# 8-14
1701 10th Place NE
Austin, MN 55912
Fax: (507) 437-7815
No Telephone Calls Please