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Field Producer, Midwest

Company: ABC News
Location: Akron
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

The Midwest Field Producer must be a creative storyteller, with the demonstrated ability to cover breaking and ongoing news with correspondents and other production staff.

Responsibilities include pitching, developing, and producing stories for all broadcast and digital platforms, with a focus on distinctive and creative visual storytelling.

Candidates should have at least five years of experience in network News. Candidates must be editorially strong, resourceful in the field, skilled in the latest news gathering technologies, and have extensive reporting and producing experience.

Candidates will be expected to travel on short notice for extended periods and work a variety of shifts. This role will be based in Ohio.

Responsibilities:

  • Generating, pitching, and executing creative enterprise and day of news story ideas for television and digital.
  • Collaborate with editors, photojournalists, guest bookers, and show and segment producers to create compelling packages for the network.
  • Produce live segments, both in the field or in the studio or from remote network locations.
  • Oversee and manage production of reporter packages from concept to delivery, including idea generation, story research, news gathering, writing and postproduction.
  • Writing, vetting, carrying scripts through to approval, with varying degrees of reporter involvement.
  • Writing accompanying stories for digital.
  • Leveraging skills in field producing, interviewing in person and remotely, creating and signing off on graphics as research and other postproduction elements. Basic Qualifications:
    • Experience producing live segments, both in the field or in the studio or from remote network locations
    • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Position requires outstanding news judgment, critical and strategic thinking, organization skills, and an ability to be persistent yet diplomatic, as well as commitment to accuracy and integrity in news coverage
    • Strong knowledge of newsgathering, including multiple transmission formats and social media.
    • Continuously develop and maintain sources that result in original reporting and sourcing
    • Must have flexibility and ability to work long and varied schedules and travel when needed Preferred Qualifications:
      • Minimum five years' experience in a major television news organization. Required Education:
        • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or equivalent years of experience. The hiring range for this remote position is $ 90,000 to $120,000 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

Keywords: ABC News, Akron , Field Producer, Midwest, Other , Akron, Ohio

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