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News Producer

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

KCRG-TV9, the ABC affiliate covering Eastern Iowa (market 91), has an opening for a news producer. We are looking for a producer that can take ownership of a newscast and work as part of a team to find new ways to tell compelling stories. The producer also uses the station website and social media tools to support newscasts and engage audiences.

We have all the toys a producer would want: an HD studio, monitor array, storyteller touchscreen, a drone and 6 live units. There are also opportunities to take part in special projects for live sports broadcasts and live productions with our own production truck and crew.
If you like real news and politics, this is the place for you.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage completion and execution of newscast
  • Gather information from sources for use in newscasts
  • Write copy for TV and digital platforms
  • Coordinate resources to cover news and events happening locally and nationally
  • Find and build video and graphical elements for use in newscasts
  • Work with reporting crews on format and style of news story presentation

  • 4-year degree in Journalism
  • Communications or a related field; or equivalent job experience
  • Previous experience in a TV newsroom a plus
  • Knowledge of TV news production
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong news judgement
  • Proficient in computers, particularly newsroom programs (ENPS, INews, etc.)
  • Understanding of social media

Gray Television:
Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and operate leading media outlets in over 50 markets throughout the country – all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

About KCRG:
KCRG-TV9 is the ABC affiliate based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with bureaus in Dubuque and Iowa City covering all of Eastern Iowa. We are dedicated to being a part of our community and sharing the stories of the people of Eastern Iowa. We produce 5 hours of news everyday, as well as support a robust website and the largest social media audience in the market.

Additional Info:
Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray Television’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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Posted 03/09/18

Job ID: 63574