News Producer

Website Nexstar


It’s fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing!


Are you a now producer, with a hungry rundown, full of urgent and impactful news? Do you excel at winning breaking news and weather coverage on-air and online?


We need a career-oriented producer with great writing skills, a knack for showcasing content and attention to detail, and a strong sense of urgency.


The right candidate understands local news, can enterprise stories, and enjoys the hectic pace of a newsroom. 


Above all, we’re looking for someone with an optimistic outlook and a winning attitude to lead our evening newscasts.


If so – WGNO in New Orleans is looking for a dynamic producer to join the team.  The successful candidate should consistently produce a show that stands out as best in their market. You should know how to “produce up” a story. You should live and breathe social media and thrive at integrating it into your shows.

A Bachelor’s degree is required.



Essential Functions
• Be creative and create compelling and memorable newscasts 
• Write creative headlines and teases 
• Maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and local contacts 
• Search wire services, network feeds, websites and social media to find relevant material for newscasts 
• Collaborate with news operations staff to build graphics 
• Work with directors and anchors on presentation of stories

• Clear, concise, conversational writing skills 
• Excellent communication skills 
• Demonstrate solid news judgment 
• Maintain strong journalistic ethics 
• Strong initiative and attention to detail 
• Research and brainstorm story ideas, present ideas in editorial meetings

• Generate promotable story ideas daily 
• Post and update stories to station website and social media sites, engage viewers 
• Communicate with the web staff during breaking news 
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned 
• Write news stories 
• Assist producers in formatting other newscasts


Essential Skills & Abilities 
• Knowledge of newsroom software 
• Knowledge of web posting software 
• Strong research skills, including online research using various search engines 
• Ability to stay current with national and local news/weather 
• Knowledge of engaging on social media 
• Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure 
• Ability to work independently with little supervision 
• Demonstrate leadership through training and mentoring less experienced staff members; guide others to get the desired outcome 
• Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment; work well with co-workers 
• Edit video and audio on industry standard equipment 
• Build graphics and use effectively in shows 
• Handle and adjust to last-minute changes 
• Make quick, accurate decisions during the on-air process

The position offers a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits package, including group health & dental, paid time off, 401(k) and more.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you’ll enjoy your career with us!

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