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  • Full Time
  • Posted 2 weeks ago



KFVS12 Heartland News is looking for a dynamic, energetic television news producer. The right employee will oversee the overall direction of the newscast including pre-production, graphics, content and writing. We love creative producers who don’t just stack and write a newscast, but showcase each story in our Live, Local, Now brand. Must bring story ideas to the table daily and be able to write excellent conversational stories. Our focus is on local news in Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. It is essential that you be able to maintain a level of calm and make quick decisions in intense pressure situations.  The best candidate will use video and sound that makes the first minute of the newscast rock, work with reporters to develop demonstrative live shots and write teases that will make sure no one turns the channel. You should have a passion for news and a love of producing to apply for this job. A college degree in journalism or a related field is required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

• Prioritize, organize, and produce newscasts following the station brand and goals

• Responsible for writing clearly, concisely and very conversationally

• Maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and extensive list of local contacts

• Accurate video editing with an eye for visual elements and graphics that makes stories understandable

• Responsible for developing original story ideas for daily newscasts

• Special emphasis on working with reporters on story treatment, and be able to accurately gather information for news stories under pressure

• Act as a leader in facilitating teamwork of staff members working on your specific newscast

• Able to accurately and calmly handle decision-making process, especially in the control room

• Must possess excellent communication and organizational abilities, including working with the News Director to ensure story accuracy, and to determine the best presentation of reports

• Responsible for creating a unique approach to all digital elements for the newscast, including: Facebook page, Twitter, website

• Copy/edit stories on the websites while checking newscast scripts

• Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evening, weekends, and holidays as needed

• Must create “Anchor moments” in newscasts, do break-outs of stories with reporters

• Must post additional content (stories, links, video, polls, etc.) to the web and/or Facebook daily

• Must train on adding breaking news and other stories to, our social media pages, and learn to send out breaking news alerts


Can take charge in the newsroom to lead the team for your newscast and take charge in the control room when timing newscasts to add and quickly write breaking news.

• Strong initiative and attention to detail, with ability to write clearly and accurately; great gramar

• Able to work well under sometimes intense pressure and tight deadlines

• Ability to maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community

• Ability to work with limited supervision

• Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers

• Ability to enterprise local hard-news stories is required

• Computer knowledge, including newsroom software, Microsoft applications and Internet use

• Produce newscasts including: stacking, writing scripts, editing copy, ordering graphics to fit stories, editing, coordinating live shots with directors, production staff, reporters & photographers

• Edit video and audio on industry standard equipment

• Demonstrate solid news judgment and journalistic ethics

• Must possess web writing skills and basic knowledge of web posting software

• Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors, and customers

• Must have the desire to be at work during big breaking news, weather coverage and special event coverage

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KFVS-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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