Promotions Producer, Reporter and News Producer

Website Nexstar

WIAT, Nexstar’s CBS affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama has openings for a Promotions Producer, Reporter and News Producer.

Birmingham encompasses art museums, theaters, concert venues and numerous festivals and events. With a variety of cuisines from world famous bar-b-que, to Korean, to Cuban, to multiple James Beard Award semi finalists, the city’s restaurant scene is just one way to experience the region’s diversity. For families, the zoo and the science center are big draws. College football fans look forward every year to tailgating and watching the SEC’s Alabama and Auburn games, along with the annual Magic City Classic when Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University face off. Birmingham’s beautiful downtown Regions Field is home to the White Sox double-A affiliate Birmingham Barons’ baseball team.

Promotions Producer

The Promotions Producer will be a highly motivated and creative individual.

This position will be responsible for producing effective on-air promotional spots, digital marketing and special projects.

  • ​Work closely with Creative Services Director to conceive, write, produce, and edit compelling on-air promos and image campaigns either independently or as a team
  • Work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and ensure that assigned projects are delivered on time
  • Push the creative envelope to new heights while adhering to brand guidelines
  • Produce client sponsored promotional content, as assigned
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Minimum 3 years of on-air promotion experience as a writer/producer/editor for a local station or cable network working in a news environment
  • Must have ability to work daytime hours regularly and flexible hours including late nights and weekends when needed.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to provide a reel of work examples — include a web address with your resume or cover letter
  • Strong non-linear editing skills
  • Extensive knowledge and proven experience in Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically Premiere Pro and After Effects.
  • Passion for strong image and promotion writing
  • Experience with Ross XPression and a strong background in graphic design for news and promotion
  • Must possess the skill set to execute a project from concept to completion
  • Possess strong video production skills utilizing Sony, Canon Cameras
  • Working knowledge of lighting and audio gear
  • Possess excellent communication, presentation, organization and time management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully interact with all departments

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of Promotions Producer.

Reporter

Would you like to work with a seasoned photographer every day?

WIAT CBS 42 is looking for a reporter who is eager to gather, develop, and present stories with impact to our communities each day. The chosen candidate will have a passion for developing solid contacts, researching potential story ideas, pursuing leads on big stories, and creating memorable stories.

Come join a team that believes in providing opportunities for growth – personally and professionally. News managers provide constructive feedback to help members of the news team hone their craft. At CBS 42, reporters are paired with photographers to deliver quality that is unmatched in our market.

The reporter is expected to enterprise stories, write, edit, and use creativity in presenting news stories across all platforms. We are looking for a reporter who will help us live up to our “local coverage” brand. Being a team player and having a community-drive mindset will be important to the person chosen to fill the position.

If you are ambitious, motivated, curious, and ready to win with our team, we want to see you as our newest Reporter!

  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
  • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
  • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
  • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
  • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
  • Produces, edits and presents reports for all platforms
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (Depending on market size)
  • Superior on-air presence
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Flexibility to work any shift

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of Reporter.

 

News Producer

The News Producer produces daily newscast items, decides the order in which stories will be told, writes teases and other content, times news programs, edits video, and posts video to the website.

  • Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms
  • Writes and orders news stories
  • Approves scripts
  • Balances news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts
  • Edits video
  • Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations (Depending on market size)
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility to work any shift

CLICK HERE to apply directly for the position of News Producer.

To apply for this job please visit www.nexstar.tv.