News Producer

KERO Bakersfield, CA

KERO, the ABC affiliate in Bakersfield, CA is looking for their next News Producer. If you are a producer that is looking for a station that will give you the opportunity to grow and develop your skills, take risks and expand your creative toolkit and prepare you for your career advancement, then this is the place for you.

Primary Purpose: Create, lead and organize content for multiple platforms utilizing strong editorial, journalistic, organizational and communication skills.

Key activities:

* Develop and organize newscasts or local programs; responsible for writing, story development and showcasing

* Works closely with news/local program managers and assignment editors to determine content needs

* Enhance content of the rundown with graphics, video, research, and station branding

* Execute time sensitive decisions

* Responsible for oversight of live broadcast and up to the minute editorial decisions

* Perform desktop editing

* Posting content to station's Web sites

* Perform other duties as assigned and needed


* Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field

* 2 - 3 years as a television writer or producer

Skills and Abilities:

* Must be proficient with newsroom computer systems, MS Office a plus

* Excellent conversational and creative writing skills

* Must have strong communication and organization skills

* Adaptable, self motivated and able to work in a face paced, deadline driven environment

* Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgement, journalistic ethics and libel laws

* Understand and utilize Web analytics

Work environment:

* Newsroom

* Deadline driven and fast-paced environment

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including "The List" and "The Now," runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation's largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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