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News Producer/Assignment Editor


Location: Austin, TX

Contact Name: Lisa Cordes


Job Description

Produce for assigned newscasts.  Work on assignment desk, managing crews and assigning news stories.  Put together a fast-paced, clear newscast with good writing skills, graphics use, and ability to put the best video with the best writing.  Work with reporters and photographers to get the best stories on the air.  Will help post stories to our website, social media and update as needed.  Also works on assignment desk, to manage crews, prepare and maintain futures and story files, participate in daily editorial meetings and make story coverage decisions.  Will help set up microwave and satellite feeds.  Coordinate with Engineering and Production for live coverage of daily news and special events.  Two years’ experience as a newscast producer.  Additional skillset of working on assignment desk.  Working knowledge of libel laws and journalistic ethics.  Social media skills.  Knowledge of microwave/satellite news gathering.  Knowledge of newsroom computer systems.  College degree preferred in related communications field.  Must be creative and highly motivated and organized.  Must be a team player.  Evenings and weekend shift.