We’re looking for a creative, driven and experienced segment producer to help oversee live daily news programming for Cheddar’s soon to launch general news channel. The candidate will have experience working in live news with an expertise in stacking rundowns, writing excellent stories and tosses, producing taped segments, and an expert ability to handle fast-paced & high-pressure situations. A sophisticated knowledge of general news including politics and business news is necessary, paired with a broad cultural awareness, and an instinct for what’s trending.

The candidate must also be able to write concise scripts; and have experience in a live environment. You need to be able to work in a high-pressure environment and produce under tight deadlines. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and independent worker. At the same time, he or she must be adaptable and flexible, a team player who is able to mix easily and work effectively in our small, scrappy and highly collaborative team.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Help to produce the show live in the control room
  • Produce playback elements for taped replay portion of show
    • Must be able to work independently as well as in a “team” environment.
    • Must be able to communicate clearly, multitask, and prioritize.
    • Must be able to handle fast-paced & high-pressure situations
    • Must be able to react quickly and adjust to change on the fly
  • Makes certain all elements (video and audio) meet quality standards.
  • Generating exceptional story ideas, including breaking news and creative story angles
  • Write tosses and stories for live programming
  • Develop pre-production notes for guest segments
  • Build show graphics and elements in rundown software (ENPS)
  • Coordinate with Executive Producer to make great editorial decisions -- with a keen eye on headline news, politics, sports, weather, entertainment, viral trends, and culture.

Requirements:

  • Experience in journalism and live production
  • Knowledge of news video/TV production
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Strong grammar, copy editing and communication skills
  • Familiarity with Ross Playback, VizRT, EVS Playback, Harris Playback, Adobe Creative Suite, & ENPS Rundown Software
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