Producer

Posted: 09/28/2021

KITV, Inc., the ABC affiliate in Honolulu, HI is looking for a full-time newscast producer. The news producer is responsible for creating a newscast from top to bottom and managing it throughout the day. The producer will work closely with reporters, photographers, news managers and other staff to build a relevant and compelling product using all available resources.
 
Job Responsibilities:
 
The producer will research and write news stories for television, web and mobile. Create graphics and assist reporters with story development. Create a newscast that is compelling and meets the objective and strategy of the news department /station. Present story ideas in daily editorial meetings with emphasis on enterprise stories. Assist with other news projects as assigned.
 
Qualifications Requirements:
Strong writing skills. Solid editorial judgment along with knowledge of local, national and world news. High journalistic ethical standards. Understands the need for urgency and accuracy. Can multi-task and work under pressure, especially in breaking news situations. Must have a passion for news and competitive winning spirit. Willing to take risks in the name of creativity in storytelling and presentation. Understands how to maximize visuals and video editing principles. Works well with others. Good communication skills.  Flexibility to work any shift as news is a 24-hour operation.

Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).


Education:

  • Degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news or related field.
Experience:
Minimum two years of broadcast news experience, preferably as a line producer. Knowledge of ENPS newsroom software is a plus.  Experience working with automation production.  Knowledge of digital platforms and use of social media.

To apply:
Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to jobs@kitv.com or mail to the address listed below and provide link to video reel/sample of your work:

KITV
News Director
801 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
 
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