Local News Live a division of Gray Media Group, based in Omaha, NE is seeking energetic producers who get an adrenaline rush from programming dynamic live content. Show stackers need not apply. Local News Live highlights and showcases local news of a national interest from areas often overlooked by other national news outlets. We provide a voice from communities spanning the U.S., from Maine to Hawaii and from Alaska to Florida. Local News Live is distributed in more than 100 distinct markets through Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and all Gray Television news websites and apps.
Ideal candidates have television/digital producing experience in choosing the best live content from a multitude of sources in real-time. You’ll have vast local news resources from all Gray Television newsrooms at your disposal. The Local News Live Producers will facilitate and program live news content 7 days a week to be distributed across Gray’s network of apps and websites.
The Producers will source live programming from across the footprint for showcasing and distribution across all Gray news properties. Collaborate with local Gray newsrooms to build programming plan during shift and with hosts to develop compelling live content during shift. Will research current national and regional events in the Gray Television footprint to inform decisions on live programming. The position will maintain content grid for non-live programming periods, ensure editorial quality and assist with on-camera segments. Other duties as assigned.
Candidates should have three or more years of experience in television or digital news video required. BS/BA in journalism, communications or a related field is preferred. Have sound editorial judgment and AP style writing skills. Must have experience working in longform live production environment and demonstrate ability to produce compelling live programming. Must have familiarity with ENPS, BitCentral and digital content management systems. Ability to explain why local news stories are relevant to wider audiences, think on your feet and comfortable commanding in a control room setting.
The successful applicant must be comfortable leading and executing in a control room setting. This position will be managing and coaching team members and oversee schedules for producers and hosts. Must be able to coach, develop and review job performances of producers and hosts.