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Associate Producer

KDAF-TV

Location: Dallas, TX

Contact Name: Tribune Media Co.

Job Description

Category: Media - Journalism - Newspaper
Position/Title: Associate Producer

Details: EyeOpener, an innovative Tribune Media syndicated morning show, is looking for a creative writer/ Associate Producer.

We need a smart, innovative self-starter who can handle a large number of assignments, producing material that is accurate, sharp, edgy and fits into the EyeOpener style. This is not newspaper or wire service writing. You must have a conversational tone and a definite point of view. You will also assemble notes and background material to support talent for the show’s unscripted segments, and utilize a variety of social media tools to build your stories.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 5/11/2017
Closing Date: 6/10/2017
City: Dallas - 75247
State: Texas

Experience:
Candidates must know more than news. Comfort with trends, pop culture and social media’s effect on what we talk about are critical. You will work with a variety of proprietary Tribune newsroom tools, so you should be detail oriented, tech savvy and able to make fast changes when the situation demands it. Candidates must understand and appreciate the demands of a live show and popular websites and feed the beast every day.
This is not your standard newsroom position. It is an unusual job in a unique environment.
Live newscast experience is helpful, but we will also consider a blogger who posts daily and can adapt to a live television environment, producing lots of material every day.
We need your resume and an interesting letter telling us about yourself. We need to know what you have done in the past and for whom. You must include links to shows, sites, pages or blogs. Applications that don’t include these things will not be considered. Period. Qualified candidates who have applied previously are welcome to re-apply.
Must be willing to submit to a background
Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US

Tribune Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approximately 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 32% interest in CareerBuilder, LLC and a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

Requirements:
Writing to video is essential, and making the most of viral stories and video is critical. Each story must give morning viewers a reason to stop what they’re doing and get involved with the show. The most important things you can bring to this position are creativity, courage and a determination to do something very different, without apologizing for it. This means being a creative writer, creating desktop graphics, choosing video and working closely with the production staff. You will also contribute material to the websites and pages, and work with the social media producers to encourage online conversations.

This is not a typical newscast. You must have a real interest and appreciation for hot topics, trends in music and pop culture and a keen interest in the things people are talking about online every day. Your writing must be upbeat, conversational, and edgy. If you want to produce a network nightly newscast or wildlife documentaries, this is not the job for you. Our show is “Wow”, not “Oh no”. You should aspire to a producer position, and be ready to learn how to produce our local news cut-ins and one of the live hours.

Contact: For consideration please apply to www.tribunemediacareers.com