FOX40: Senior Morning News Producer

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Sacramento, CA

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Job Description

KTXL/FOX40 seeks an experienced, creative, innovative producer who is passionate about morning news and understands how to make shows fast, fresh, and fun.

The Senior Morning Producer supervises news content and line produces at least one hour of a live 5.5-hour morning news block. This is an overnight shift and requires schedule flexibility.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for finding and evaluating content; organizing it into a cohesive sequence within a newscast
  • Build rundown with strong editorial and creative judgement
  • Manage workflow efficiently and effectively
  • Write and copy edit scripts
  • Work with Executive Producer, Producers and Anchors on story selection and overall focus of the product
  • Contribute to the editorial process, including daily coverage and enterprise reporting choices
  • Coach and train other Producers and Writers
  • Execute strategies that engage and grow audiences across all platforms and devices


Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, TV/Film or the equivalent
  • At least three years-experience producing morning newscasts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with anchors, reporters, photographers, graphic artists, production and engineering staff, managers, and others
  • Ability to adapt to change, meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Detail oriented and tactical, yet able to see the big-picture and execute broader, strategic initiatives
  • Well-organized, with excellent planning skills, while being flexible enough to quickly shift when necessary
  • Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of morning viewer needs and expectations
  • Excel under tight deadlines, with emphasis on breaking news, developing stories and extreme weather coverage
  • Utilize state-of-the-art television technology in newsroom, control room and set/studio
  • Provide regular feedback on newscast with staff, both as a team and individually; coach less experience members of the team and help them develop their skill set
  • Proficiency with ENPS