News Producer Job Description Template

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News Producer Job Description Template

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Job Brief

We are looking for an experienced news producer to manage newscasts from start to finish, overseeing both editorial content of the news and how that news is produced and presented to the public.

As a news producer, you will collaborate with news director, reporters and anchors and will supervise the overall content and flow of news distribution.

Ultimately, you should be able to ensure newscasts are executed cleanly on air, are relevant to current events and meet audience preferences.

Responsibilities

  • Gather information, stories and pieces from team members throughout the day.
  • Collaborate with news director to select and prioritize content
  • Add stories and elements that will make the broadcast more attractive
  • Select footage and sound bites to include in broadcast to ensure consistency
  • Liaise with the production team to keep technical standards high
  • Communicate with the studio crew and anchors while on-air
  • Ensure broadcast is within time limits
  • Produce breaking news reports
  • Coordinate with creative department to develop promotion strategies for upcoming newscasts
  • Perform research on local, national and international affairs to stay updated with current events

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a news producer
  • Solid experience with digital technology
  • In-depth understanding of the production process
  • Familiarity with camera operation, sound systems and music editing
  • Ability to proofread and edit pieces
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to perform efficiently under pressure
  • BSc degree in journalism, mass communications or relevant field

What does News Producer do?

A news producer is responsible for overseeing the entire process of creating a news program or segment. On a day-to-day basis, their tasks may include:

  1. Editorial planning: Developing story ideas, assigning reporters to cover specific stories, and deciding which stories will be covered in the news program.

  2. Scriptwriting: Collaborating with reporters and writers to develop scripts for news anchors, ensuring accuracy, clarity, and journalistic standards are met.

  3. Coordination: Communicating with reporters, anchors, and other newsroom staff to coordinate coverage, manage deadlines, and address any issues that arise during the production process.

  4. Research: Conducting research to gather information and background on news stories, fact-checking information, and analyzing data to ensure accurate reporting.

  5. News gathering: Collaborating with reporters and camera crews to gather footage, interviews, and other relevant content for news stories.

  6. Editing: Reviewing and editing news segments, ensuring they meet the required length, contain necessary visuals, and adhere to the established editorial standards.

  7. Decision-making: Making on-the-spot decisions regarding breaking news or changes to the news lineup, prioritizing stories, and ensuring the news program remains relevant and engaging.

  8. Collaboration: Working closely with other departments such as graphics, technical, and control room personnel to ensure smooth production and airtime of the news program.

  9. Quality control: Ensuring that the news program meets the organization's editorial policies, standards, and legal requirements, as well as monitoring the program's overall quality and viewer feedback.

  10. Keeping up with industry trends: Staying informed about current events, emerging news trends, and new technologies to continuously improve the quality and relevance of the news program.

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