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Writer/Producer – Meredith Corporation – Portland, OR


Company: Meredith Corporation

Address: Portland, OR


  • Full Time

Meredith Corporation

Job Title

Writer/Producer

Job Description

The Producer/Writer creates, coordinates, and executes all newscasts. This position provides editorial and production direction to associate producers and field crews on content, coordination and newscast execution. The Producer/Writer coordinates efforts of anchors, reporters, editors and other staff toward crafting a compelling newscast. In addition, this position develops day-to-day on-air look of the newscast to attract the largest available audience to the station’s profitable newscasts.

Essential Job Functions

40% – 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.

30% – 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.

5% – Coordinates with creative services department to develop effective promotions for upcoming shows, newscasts and events.

5% – Assists the assignment desk and edits tape as necessary.

Education: Bachelors in Journalism or Communications

Experience: 2 years as line producer or writer/producer

Meredith has been committed to service journalism for 117 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms—including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video—to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.

Meredith’s Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching 11 percent of U.S. households. Meredith’s portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation’s Top 25 markets—including Atlanta , Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland—and 13 in the Top 50. Meredith’s stations produce more than 700 hours of local news and entertainment content each week, and operate leading local digital destinations. Meredith also owns MNI Targeted Media, which delivers targeted advertising solutions to more than 1,200 clients on a local, regional or national level.

It is the policy of Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Meredith participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees

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