Full Job Description
WGME CBS13 / WPFO FOX23 in Portland, Maine is a trusted brand providing Maine viewers with local news, weather, sports, entertainment, and social media content. We hire talented people who wish to excel in the television and digital content industry. Our team is filled with spirit, passion and imagination. We are currently seeking full-time creative News Producers . The candidates will be responsible for the day-to-day production of our newscasts. These positions will also work closely with the Executive Producer, Director, and Assignment Desk on the newscast and its content. You will determine the content and flow of newscasts, work with management and on-air staff to generate and write stories, also develop content for our web site. The ideal candidates will have solid news judgment, be a compelling and accurate writer, and be able to multitask and manage time to put together an exciting and informative newscast. Must be able to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment.
Use of graphics creatively and effectively
Writing stories with relentless attention to detail
Producing content for multiple platforms, including TV, Internet, mobile, etc.
Working in fast-paced, open, team environment
Working with management and reporters to generate stories
Meeting daily deadlines in a high energy working environment
Must be able to demonstrate leadership skills, and the ability to execute news strategies and goals in daily newscasts
Be self-motivated, passionate work well with others and be able to adapt to changing schedules
Must keep up-to-date on local, state, national and international news
Other responsibilities as assigned
Strong leadership skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to execute news strategies and goals in daily newscasts
Flexibility and on-the-spot problems solving abilities are a must
Must have at least one year of previous news producing experience at a commercial TV station
Proficient with newsroom systems such as iNews
Journalism degree preferred
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!
Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. Also, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, our own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!
About the Team
The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open-door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let's talk.