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Senior Producer


Location: Houston, TX

Contact Name: Fox 26 / My 20


Job Description

The following represents brief descriptions.  It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of each position.

Fox 26 KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX is seeking a Senior Producer to join our news team.  This candidate will be responsible for oversight of the daily production of multiple newscasts.  Key responsibilities and duties include bur are not limited to: 

Responsible for the final product on all news and information platforms being used during the assigned work shift.

Responsible for editorial decisions and/or changes made in the control room while the newscast is on the air.

Communicates via IFB to provide producer direction and talent instruction, as well as to crews in the field and in the studio.

Responsible for the production of stories-everything from setting up the story, to interviews, to writing and editing features, and coordinating graphics.

Coordinate with digital journalists to promote coverage for online and on-air.

Supervise and oversee the associate producers assigned to the shift.  Assign writing ideas to Associate Producers.  Edit Associate Producer scripts and provide feedback.

Coordinate the inclusion of scripts and video to produce a coherent report

Work with reporters to develop story scripts.  Edit reporter scripts and provide feedback. Assign voiceovers and VO-SOTs to reporters and anchors. Via phone, and in person work with on-air staff to assist with story development and/or story support.

Must have command of the company provided tools to make on-air graphics for stories in newscast.

Work with field crews to manage stories, provide graphics support, video and logistical support.

Download and edit video for newscasts – coordinate with ENG for Satellite feeds.

Work closely with assignment desk to coordinate live shots and reporter & photographer assignments.

Maintain open communication with News Director and all station personnel to efficiently, respectfully and professionally complete news assignments.

Attend and participate in department meetings.  Provide suggestions for news related stories and participate in post-production critiques.

Constantly moves throughout the station to coordinate work requirements and production related activities.

Constantly uses verbal, audible, and visual abilities to perform essential functions.  Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Constantly operates PC to complete required news items and related materials. Requires fine motor skills.

Regularly receives and distributes information and instructions, via telephone, e-mail and memo to station personnel.

Perform other duties and special projects as needed.

Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field required.  Minimum of 5 years’ experience producing on a local or national news broadcast, management experience preferred.  Thorough knowledge of social media and how to manage social media engagement.   Must possess a superior command of grammar and broadcast news-writing style.  Must have exceptional editorial judgment; strong writing, copy editing, and video editing skills. Must be innovative, finding new ways to present information in a creative and compelling manner.  Must be able to work under pressure and strict deadlines.   Ideal candidate must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including AVID iNews and AVID search, video editing and graphics programs.  The candidate must have a positive attitude, drive for excellence, integrity and strong teamwork and leadership skills.  We are looking for someone who will take the initiative and has a competitive spirit and wants to win.  Must be able to solve problems and make decisions.  Must be flexible and able to handle pressure and meet deadlines.  Working knowledge of libel laws and journalistic ethics is a plus. 

Producer shift schedules are subject to change based on the needs of the department.   It is an essential part of the producer’s job to be willing to adjust hours to meet the fluctuating demands of a news team in a competitive market.   If special events fall on a producer’s day off they may be required to participate if requested.   Varied hours may also be required based on the needs of the department.

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