NewsNation Associate Producer

Posted On: June 21, 2022

Journalism Job

Media Organization: News Nation

Company Description

NewsNation is a national news and entertainment cable network reaching 75 million television households across the United States. Formerly known as WGN America, the network is owned and operated by Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) NewsNation is America’s source for unbiased news, where engaged citizens get news that represents the full range of perspectives across the country.

It is the home of the country’s only live prime-time national newscast, NewsNation Prime, as well as Rush Hour, On Balance with Leland Vittert, and Banfield. In September 2021, the network launched Morning in America, a three-hour morning news show hosted by Adrienne Bankert, and Dan Abrams Live, a nightly news and analysis show hosted by Dan Abrams.

The network draws on the local market, regional and national expertise of Nexstar’s 5,500 local journalists in 110 local newsrooms across the country.

NewsNation is available across a variety of cable and satellite providers, streaming platforms, online and on the NewsNationNow app.

Job Description

The NewsNation Associate Producer is responsible for helping to research and report stories, gather editorial elements, build graphics, liaise with reporters and assignment desk to create segments for assigned shows.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Conduct research and pitch stories
Gather editorial elements including video, audio and user-generated content
Build and copy edit graphics and banners
Work with correspondent on executing live shots
Liaise with the assignment desk to facilitate requests for elements and or affiliate live shots

Requirements & Skills:
2-3 years’ experience in national or major-market news
BA/BS degree or equivalent degree in journalism or related field
Strong writing skills required
Ability to create dynamic graphic and video elements
Must be self-directing, self-motivating and able to work will with a diverse group of people.
Interact well with on-air talent, news managers, videographers, production, digital and engineering staff
Excellent verbal, written, grammar and analytical skills
Exhibit strong news judgment
Handle stress, including short deadlines
Work at a computer for extended periods of time
Must be able to work assigned shifts and be on call during overnights, mornings and weekends/holidays
Perform other tasks as assigned by news management.

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