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3210 WALA

WALA is the Meredith Corporation owned FOX affiliate serving the Mobile/Pensacola DMA. FOX10 is a first class media organization that is committed to providing our viewers and web users with information that significantly benefits and enriches their lives. We are searching for candidates who are equally committed to media excellence. FOX10 and are located in the picturesque Gulf South – home to Mardi Gras, sandy white beaches, year-round outdoor activities and world class seafood. If you are interested in joining a fun, friendly and passionate team that is focused on customer satisfaction and committed to our viewers, then we would like to hear from you.

The News Producer creates, coordinates, and executes all newscasts. This position provides editorial and production direction to Associate Producers and field crews regarding content, coordination and newscast execution. In addition, the News Producer:

• Coordinates efforts of Anchors, Reporters, Editors and other staff toward crafting a compelling newscast.

• Develops day-to-day on-air look of the newscast to attract the largest available audience to the station's profitable newscasts.

• Produces newscasts: previews material before airing, writes, edits and researches show elements, works with reporters on news production, coordinates breaking stories, selects graphics and pre-production elements, proofreads scripts, coordinates breaking news and executes show in the control room.

Essential Job Functions

50% - Previews news material before airing. Writes, edits and researches show elements. Prepares interview segments. Coordinates breaking stories. Selects graphics and pre-production elements. Proof reads scripts. Coordinates breaking news and executes show in the control room. Edits video as necessary.

10% - Collaborates with executive producer, reporters, assignment desk and photographers to determine the content of broadcasts. Participates in story planning meetings.

10% - Times the show while on air; meets all requirements of commercial content and off-times.

10% - Conceptualizes innovative graphic and pre-production elements. Monitors and works to constantly improve and evolve the look and execution of newscasts.

10% - Coordinates with creative services department to develop effective promotions for upcoming shows, newscasts and events.

10% - Assists the assignment desk and edits tape as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

All must be met to be considered.


Bachelor's degree in Broadcast journalism or related field, or equivalent work experience.


One to two years producing or production support experience for a television or cable station.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Ablilities:

Experience using Avid, internet production tools, MS Office and Wide Orbit strongly preferred.

Ability to work a flexible work schedule and work as a member of a team.

Must possess advanced understanding of newscast presentation.

Must possess excellent writing and graphics skills with ability to provide an interesting and substantive product.

Must be results oriented.

Ability to focus on coordination of daily and long range segments from first contact to on-air product.

Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work in a creative, fast paced environment.

Ability to make quick decisions without losing composure.

Must be able to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.

Previous experience with script writing and editorial experience preferred.

Must possess a valid Driver's License.