The following represent brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and, or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills associated with the position.
ASSIGNMENT PRODUCER (Full Time Regular): Responsible for gathering story information from all news sources. Determine newsworthiness of each story idea/tip. Decide on story coverage and coordinate crew assignments. Keep news management and newscast/webcast producers apprised of all breaking news, news assignments and updates on previous assignments. Keep story files updated. Make regular beat checks. Monitor police and fire scanners for potential breaking news. Monitor other station's newscasts for coverage comparison. Communicate with field crews for updates on story assignments. Debrief reporters for story advancements. Review all emails, faxes and postal mail. Act on each appropriately, in accordance with the news value. Answer phones in a polite and business-like manner. Actively participate in editorial meetings.
College degree in broadcast journalism or other related field. Minimum two year's previous desk experience. Experience in the use of computers and the internet in news gathering. Experience in coordinating live shots and feeds for newscasts and breaking news situations (microwave, satellite, fiber and internet).
For consideration send resume w/cover letter to:
WTVT – Fox13, HR Department
3213 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
Or email as an attachment in MS Word to: WTVTHR@foxtv.com.
Please identify your referral source and the position you are applying for in your cover letter. No phone calls please. EOE/M/F/D/V.
Posted October 4, 2013.
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