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News Producer KPLC – Gray Television – Lake Charles, LA


Company: Gray Television

Address: Lake Charles, LA


  • Full Time

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 86 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 KPLC:
KPLC is located in beautiful Lake Charles, Louisiana. Situated along Lake Charles and the Calcasieu River, Lake Charles is known for it’s industry, booming economy, and culture. Lake Charles is the fifth-largest city in Louisiana. KPLC began broadcasting in the summer of 1954 and is consistently one of the nation’s most innovative and most-watched television stations, ranking among the top 5 Nielsen-rated stations nationally throughout the year.

Job Summary:
KPLC 7 News seeks a newscast producer who is ready to join our team. The producer will work closely with news managers, reporters, photographers and anchors to create high-quality, high-energy broadcasts.

General Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the content and overall production of local newscasts
  • Oversee all details of the broadcast while working closely with all members of the news team
  • Stack the rundown and manage the on-air broadcast from the control room
  • Contribute story ideas for the newscast and work closely with reporters to execute those ideas
  • Produce news content for all station distribution platforms – broadcast, digital, mobile
  • Respond quickly and aggressively to breaking news and getting information on the air
  • Copy-edit reporter scripts as well as all newscast copy
  • Edit video for multiple platforms
  • Must work a flexible schedule when needed to cover other shifts and breaking news
  • Work cooperatively as a team member under tight deadlines.
  • Ensure accuracy of and update information for the on-air news ticker/crawl system
  • The ideal candidate will have or be working towards a degree in Journalism or related field
  • Previous work or internship in journalism is a plus
  • Someone who can identify great video and compelling sound bytes
  • Have solid news judgment, excellent communication skills and the ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have a good driving record
  • Must have good writing skills
  • Flexibility with respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shifts

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings and attach resume.

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