NewsNation Segment 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

NewsNation Segment Producer
The NewsNation Segment Producer is responsible for contributing story ideas, compiling elements, and crafting stories and segments on a variety of topics ranging from domestic to international news. The Segment Producer works with the Executive Producer, Senior Producer, Line Producer to help accurately and truthfully relay stories and make them part of engaging and insightful broadcasts. This position is based in Chicago.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Research topics using the Internet, video archives, and other information sources
Select strongest possible elements to help best tell stories
Write clear, compelling and strong editorial copy
Assist in preparing and executing live, compelling television newscasts.
Keep Executive Producer and Senior Producer apprised of developments of stories

Requirements & Skills:
3-5 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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