Writer/Producer

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POST DATE 9/6/2016
END DATE 11/1/2016

Fox Television Stations, Inc. Washington, DC

Company
Fox Television Stations, Inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
c3d854df99e0edcc88cf407533a324e7
AJE Ref #
576101650
Location
Washington, DC
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Writer/Producer (Regular Full-Time): WTTG is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Producer/Writer (Planner). Individual will write and produce compelling copy for both television and digital platforms. Will be responsible for setting up live interviews, producing news segments, pitching stories, and actively engaged in daily news gathering. The individual will be responsible for writing accurate copy for multiple platforms, including website and social media. Also responsible for coordinating daily and future coverage with the Executive Producers, Assignment Desk, Planners, and Reporters. May be called upon to field produce or write for other newscasts. Will create graphics and edit video for air and live newscasts during breaking news. Website and social media responsibilities include produce original, engaging content for out station's digital platforms, including our website, mobile apps and social media pages. Identify, write and publish stories that are compelling to a digital audience. Update breaking news, create photo galleries, upload videos, stream live breaking news events and consistently engage users on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Constantly monitor social media platforms and respond to the station's social audience. Other duties as deemed appropriate to be assigned.

Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required. The candidate must possess a minimum three years' experience as a television newscast producer in a medium to major market. Candidate must have strong news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events and excellent communication and people skills. Must handle pressure well including the ability to handle breaking news. Knowledge of TV production techniques and newsroom computer systems required. Must be creative, detail-oriented, and a problem solver. Exceptional news judgment a must. The ability to react quickly, multi-task, handle situations, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is essential. Excellent print/web writing and copy editing skills. Solid understanding of web publishing standards and ability to create a good user experience. Knowledge of content management systems, basic HTML and photo editing skills a plus. Strong organizational and time-management skills. Ability to prioritize effectively and under pressure. Demonstrated ability to produce engaging content for social media users, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. A working knowledge of metropolitan Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia (DMV) history and culture is preferred. Weekends, holidays and varied hours required.

For immediate consideration, please go to our website www.fox5dc.com; go to the "About US" tab on the blue banner below the search box; then go to "Work of US" on the ABOUT US banner. Please include your resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements (resumes without salary requirements will NOT be considered).

WTTG/WDCA IS AN Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Disabled/Veterans