Newscast Producer at WQAD-TV (Moline, IL)

POSITION SUMMARY (Scope and Purpose):
Our news department is looking for an accomplished broadcast journalist to join our dynamic and winning news team. If you have a “can-do” team approach and enjoy breaking news, telling stories and possess good news judgment, our team is looking for you!

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conceptualize a newscast and deliver it in a dynamic presentation
  • Execute a newscast within the station’s branding formula
  • Take responsibility for your show. It is your newscast; we want you to own it.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

Must know what it takes to build a competitive, winning, and watchable, habit-forming newscast. Experience preferred, but the skill to build a winner is the key! You must demonstrate a keen sense of news judgment; it’s a given that you can write and produce. You must juggle the fast-paced changes that occur in real time, whether you are in the newsroom preparing for your newscast or in the control room producing a live broadcast. You must have the ability to manage people in the news and operations department; producers in our station take ownership of their newscast and are responsible for it. A positive, “can- do” approach is required; complainers without solutions will probably be sent to our competition!

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Dexterity to operate a keyboard, computer, editing equipment and other such equipment. Communication skills used in office setting to produce news. Vision to review and approve news scripts, view news, etc.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION:

Send a resume to Alan Baker, News Director, WQAD-TV, 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265-6061 or e-mail at alan.baker@wqad.com.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.

WQAD TV, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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