News Producer - Telemundo

  • NBCUniversal
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Sep 27, 2018
Full time Media-Journalism Television

Job Description

Responsibilities

Noticiero Telemundo Chicago (WSNS-TV) is looking for an experienced and dynamic news producer to work along an enthusiastic news team and contribute to all news-related projects.  The News Producer will be responsible for news of the day, special coverage, in-depth stories, breaking news and other news-related content as needed.    
 
JOB DUTIES:

  • Responsible for the overall production and writing of the newscasts
  • Knowledgeable on daily news events, keep up with current events, be aware of past news events and know what is news in the Chicago market
  • Must ensure accuracy, integrity, ethical values and balance of the news content
  • Respond to breaking news with urgency and accuracy and have good time-management skills.
  • Incorporate digital media strategy into newscasts
  • Work closely with fellow producers, executive producer and news director on story/sweeps planning and coordination
  • Work directly with talent articulating angle of story and length
  • Contribute story ideas; participate in daily coverage decisions, editorial meetings, special coverage and breaking news
  • Stack the rundown and line produce the on-air broadcast from the control room
  • Produce news stories and specials as assigned
  • Incorporate digital media strategies in each newscast and contribute to digital platforms strategies
  • Write content for on air and digital as well as copy-edit reporter scripts

Qualifications/Requirements

  • 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
  • Excellent news judgment, creative ideas and writing skills a must
  • Must have leadership qualities, be detail oriented, organized and able to perform under intense deadline pressure
  • Work a flexible schedule when needed to cover other shifts and breaking news

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Chicago
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a valid driver's license

Desired Characteristics

  • 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
  • Anticipate problems and address them to prevent errors in the broadcasts
  • Bring creativity into every aspect of the newscast, use the Telemundo arsenal of tools and equipment
  • Naturally competitive nature
  • Professional demeanor, team player and hard worker
 

Career Level: Experienced

 
 

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