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News - Producer - WDBJ

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WDBJ - Roanoke, VA

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About Gray Television: Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better. We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business. About WDBJ: WDBJ7, WZBJ and is a Gray owned dominant CBS affiliated media powerhouse in beautiful Roanoke, Virginia. Known as “Your Hometown Station®”, WDBJ7 and WZBJ serve 26 counties across the Blue Ridge Mountain region and produces 53 hours of award-winning local news coverage, more than any of its competitors in the Roanoke/Lynchburg market. Headquartered in a state of the art digital broadcast center in Roanoke, Virginia, the station also operates Virginia bureaus in Lynchburg, Blacksburg, Lexington and Danville. For more than 63 years, WDBJ7 has been the number one station of choice for viewers from Roanoke to Lynchburg and across the New River Valley. Job Summary/Description: The producer is one of the most crucial positions at a television station. It requires someone who is a strong leader, excellent communicator, organized and also passionate about the news. This producer position has the potential to serve as a huge opportunity for a journalist who is looking to advance in this business. WDBJ7 is focused on training and growing producers who have an interest in not only putting together incredible newscasts but also working toward a goal of either entering management or working in a big time market. Our News Director, Assistant News Director and Executive Producer all have extensive producing experience and will be focused on helping the person we hire be their absolute best in this position. The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following: • Prioritize, organize, and produce newscasts • Maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and local contacts • Search wire services, network feeds, websites and others sources to find relevant material for newscasts • Work with news management to determine which stories to air during newscasts • Coordinate story assignments with assignment manager • Collaborate with news operations staff to build graphics • Act as leader in facilitating teamwork of staff members • Accurately edit video with an eye for visual elements that make stories understandable to the viewer • Work with directors and anchors on presentation of stories • Write news stories • Monitor competition’s shows and website for missed leads • Assist producers in formatting other newscasts • Assist reporters on story development, story expectations, and accurately gathering information under pressure • Write creative headlines and teases • Research and brainstorm story ideas, present ideas in editorial meetings • Generate promotable story ideas daily • Post and update stories and video to station website and social media sites, engage viewers • Work with the web staff during breaking news and alert users on all platforms • Perform other job-related duties as assigned


• 1-3 years of producing experience in broadcast news with a Bachelor’s degree • Clear, concise, conversational writing skills • Excellent communication skills • Demonstrate solid news judgment • Maintain strong journalistic ethics • Strong initiative and attention to details • Be creative and create compelling and memorable newscasts • Knowledge of newsroom software and of web posting software • 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 and work well under pressure • Strong research skills, including online research using various search engines • Ability to stay current with national and local news/weather • Intermediate level knowledge of 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 ◾ If you are ready to take your career to the next level, apply online at by searching the station call letters (WDBJ-TV) and attach your resume

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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. GRAY TELEVISION, INC. PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY.