Job Title

Producer – News


Ft. Myers-Naples









  • Full Time
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Aug 5, 2019


Waterman Broadcasting of Florida LLC, licensee of WBBH-TV (NBC-2 and operator of WZVN-TV (ABC-7) is a privately owned media company located in Fort Myers Florida, home of some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida.

Waterman Broadcasting strives to be the best and most respected resource in Southwest Florida that people turn to for public service, news, information, marketing and entertainment.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced News Producer who will create, lead, and organize content to develop high-quality, fast-paced newscasts. The successful candidate must utilize strong editorial, journalistic, organizational, and communication skills.

Essential Job Functions
•Develop and organize newscasts on deadline responsible for writing, story development and newscast design.
•Responsible for being a key communicator in the newsroom – talking with each person that will participate or provide content for that newscast (i.e. Assignment Editor, Anchors, MMJ’s and production crews).
•Understand newscast mission, station priorities and be familiar with all the platforms.
•Respond to breaking news with urgency and accuracy.
•Write clearly and informatively for multiple platforms.
•Knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws.
•Responsible for oversight of live broadcast and up to the minute editorial decisions.
•Work with MMJ’s/Reporters to improve story and presentation.
•Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Must have a passion for great visual storytelling.
•Energetic journalist who works well in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment.
•Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization
•Strong writing, keen editorial judgment and ability to handle breaking news are a requirement.
•Accuracy in gathering facts and spelling is critical.
•Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes

Education and Experience:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, or other related field
•Minimum of 2 years News Producer experience required

Working Hours and Conditions:
•General office environment.
•Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines.
•Must be willing and able to work different shifts or longer shifts due to “breaking news”. Also, must be willing and able to work weekends and holidays.
•Must have the ability to be punctual.
•Materials and equipment used: various studio, weather forecasting and newsgathering computer-related equipment

Physical Demands:
•Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively.
•Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
•Ability to handle, control or feel objects, tools, or controls.
•Be able to sit for long periods of time.
•Conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups and work in close proximity to others.
•Speak clearly so co-workers can understand.

Waterman Broadcasting offers a comprehensive benefits package. Employees enjoy a variety of benefits including health, dental, vision, life, disability, FSA, HSA, 401(k) with company matching, vacation and holiday pay.

Waterman is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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