New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a seasoned news producer at WTTG, the Fox O&O in Washington, D.C. WTTG’s studio is located in the Friendship Heights neighborhood, just a few miles from Chevy Chase and the Maryland state line.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a news producer at WIVB, Nexstar’s CBS affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y.
The station group is honoring the long-time newsman and executive who spent 46 years at the company by naming its two-year-old fellowship program for TV news producers after him. The goal of the Fred Young fellowship is to continue Young’s legacy, identifying talented college graduates with leadership skills and give them the training they will need for a fast start and swift rise in the TV business.
While there are no shortage of applicants for on-air jobs, TV stations across the country are always looking for producers. For a rookie, the job comes with a lot of responsibility. Producers make decisions like which stories run and when, how much time is allotted to them and what an anchor’s role is. And good ones are in demand. The down side is the pay — the median salary for a first-time producer is $24,000.