Job title: Producer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Chicago, IL
Discipline: Creative
Remote: No
Reference: 401911
Contact name: Jared Morton
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description


Client Overview: 
Our client is looking for an experienced and dynamic news producer to work along an enthusiastic news team and contribute to all news content platforms and projects.

Producer Overview:
The News Producer will be responsible for news of the day, special coverage, in-depth stories, breaking news, and other news-related content.

Producer Responsibilities:

·         Responsible for the overall production of the newscast.

·         Must ensure accuracy, integrity, ethical values and balance of news content.

·         Respond to breaking news with urgency and accuracy.

·         Incorporate digital media strategy into newscasts.

·         Work closely with fellow producers, executive producer and news director on story planning and coordination.

·         Work directly with reporters and anchors to collaborate on story details.

·         Contribute story ideas; participate in daily coverage decisions, editorial meetings, special coverage and breaking newsStack the rundown and line produce the on-air broadcast from the control room.

·         Produce news stories and specials as assigned.

·          Write and contribute content for newscasts and digital platforms.


Producer Qualifications:

·         B.A. in Journalism or related field.

·         Must be able to speak, read and write fluently in Spanish.

·         Solid English speaking and writing skills.

·         Minimum 3 years of News Producer experience.

·         Strong line-producing skills is a must.

·          Thorough knowledge of content production.

·          Excellent news judgment, creative ideas and writing skills a must. • Must be detail-oriented, organized and able to perform under intense deadline pressure.

·          Willing to work on weekends, mornings and/or evenings.

·          Must be willing to work in Chicago.

·          Positive demeanor and approach is key.

·          Take an active role in selecting the stories of the day - come up with story ideas and create producer driven content to enhance coverage of the big story and other stories that appear in the newscast.

·         Proactive approach to solving problems.

·         Bring creativity into every aspect of the newscast by maximizing the many resources, technology, tools and equipment available.

·         Video editing skills.

·         Professional and good work ethic.

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