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Freelance News Cast Producer

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Casey Wenger
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Category:TV / Film / Video
Listing Type:Job
Company:KOIN Local 6

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Freelance Newscast Producer

KOIN Local 6, a New Vision television station in Portland, Oregon, has an opportunity for a Freelance Newscast Producer in a top 25 market. The ideal candidate has worked as a successful producer and knows how to present news in a way that gets our viewers attention. This is not an entry-level position. Your resume should demonstrate 3+ years of experience. We need a creative thinker who writes conversationally. You need to be able to advance stories as they happen “today.” Our team is energetic, passionate and dedicated to winning. Qualified candidates will be required to take a writing test.

Required skills include:
-Speed and accuracy in copywriting
-Ability to self-start and work with little supervision
-Solid grasp of production elements that showcase and complement strong copy
-Have attention to detail from script and editing instructions to cuing live field crews from the control room
-Understand and live by meter-strategy
-Ability to incorporate process language into scripts to create promotional opportunities
-Write actively and deliver killer teases
-Troubleshooting and planning ahead required—must anticipate problems and deal with them accordingly
-Ability to use/learn ENPS
-Time management and prioritization
-Excellent spelling skills
-Comfortable making overnight calls and doing research to confirm new information
-Solid grasp of current events and how they affect our viewers
-Positive attitude and ability to accept and learn from constructive criticism
-Competitive personality in an up-for-grabs morning news landscape
-Understanding of morning drivers that dictate content selection

If you can contribute to our success: Please mail your cover letter, resume, DVD of a recent newscast, your rundown and some writing samples ASAP to:
KOIN Local 6
Newscast Producer Search
Attn: HR Director
222 SW Columbia St.
Portland, Oregon 97201

New Vision Television is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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