News Producer | DECLINE 15

WANE, the leader in news and weather in Fort Wayne, is currently seeking a full-time news producer to join our news team. The ideal candidate offers a passion for local news coverage and storytelling across all media platforms. The candidate will be able to produce a local show, time management and creativity are a plus! They will serve as a replacement producer for vacancies/vacancies and voids. Must possess shooting, writing and editing abilities. Weekend coverage and weekday flexibility are a must. Must have a degree in journalism or related field.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produces reports for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Write stories clearly and concisely.
  • Assists in writing, editing, researching, and coordinating programming and other content.
  • Responds to breaking and other newsroom emergencies as needed.
  • Works closely with the weather team to develop comprehensive weather coverage.
  • Participates in promotional activities including six public appearances per year.
  • Writes web stories daily for their content.
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
  • Ability to take photos and edit stories from start to finish.
  • The winning contestant will post on the web and social media.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Entry level to 2 years of production and reporting experience preferred.
  • Must be able to shoot video and do non-linear editing. Ability to write a story from start to finish.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.
  • Must pass a background check to hire

Physical requirements:

The news producer must be able to sit down, conduct telephone conversations, use e-mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups , to make decisions without supervision, to make decisions that impact the results of colleagues, to work in close proximity to others, to occasionally work outdoors in all weather conditions, and the news producer must be able to lift , set up and use equipment weighing up to 25 pounds and be able to manipulate, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are necessary. Work may be performed in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

ALL applicants should apply online at: Please upload your resume, work samples and references.

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.