News Producer (Job # 51024221)

March 13, 2024 by Comments Off on News Producer (Job # 51024221)

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KTAZ Telemundo in Phoenix is seeking a News Producer to join our award-winning team. The Producer will be responsible for successful coordination and execution of a newscast and other special programs as needed.

·         Responsible for overall production of the news of the day, special coverage, in depth stories and other news-related content of each newscast.

·         Responsible for being a key communicator in the newsroom- talking with each team member who will participate or provide content for that newscast (i.e., Assignment Editor, anchors, MMJs, and production crews).

·         Understand newscast mission, station priorities and be familiar with all the platforms.

·         Must select stories, understand all the elements, and design a newscast that achieves the daily goal.

·         Oversee all details of the broadcast while working closely with all members of the news team.

·         Stack the rundown and manage the on-air broadcast from the control room.

·         In charge of leading the news team managing the rundown during live broadcasts from the control room.

·         Ability to update and change the rundown during breaking news and to improve the priority of stories executed live.

·         Interact with technical team, executive producer, and reporters in a fast-paced moving environment.

·         Produce special projects and community town halls as assigned.

·         Oversee and write the news briefs and daily promos when needed.

·         Copy-edit reporter scripts as well as all newscast copy.

·         Field produce stories for the on-air newscast and other news content platforms.

·         Knowledgeable on daily news events, keep up with current events, be aware of past news events and know what news in the Arizona market is.

·         Execute Live Shots and Satellite Remotes during live newscasts by keeping a good communication with the crew in the field.

·         Select, assign, write, and organize news stories. Write headlines, teases, and reporter lead-ins.

·         Respond to breaking news with urgency and accuracy and have good time-management skills.

·         Coordinate and plan future community and social story development.

·         Work with Multi-Media Journalists to improve story and presentation.

·         Editing skills to edit video clips.

·         Write news scripts, promotional teasers, headlines and topicals for TV and digital platforms.

·         Work closely with producers, Executive Producer and Vice-President of News on story/sweeps planning and coordination.

·         Assign reporters and anchors as needed.

·         Contribute story ideas; participate in daily coverage decisions and editorial meetings.

·         Work directly with talent articulating angle of story, length, and video.

·         Leadership: take responsibility for own actions and take risks for the team and be a team player.

·         Complete discrepancy reports with detail and accuracy to help prevent future problems.

·         File additional reports related to the production of the newscasts.

·         Understand and follow all Telemundo News standards and ethics.


·         Must be able to speak, read and write fluently in Spanish and must be able to speak, read and understand English.

·         2 to 4 years as News Producer experience.

·         Excellent news judgment, creative ideas and writing skills a must.

·         Must have leadership qualities, be detail oriented, organized, and able to handle intense deadline pressure.

·         Must be able to work a flexible schedule when needed to cover other shifts and breaking news, to include holidays and weekends.

·         Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.

·         Must be willing to work in the Phoenix area and travel as needed for special assignments.

·         Must be willing to work long hours, varying shifts (including nights and weekends) and

·         Report to work in emergencies depending upon news coverage when necessary.

·         Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

·         Must be 18 years or older.

·         Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record.

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

·         Take an active role in selecting the stories of the day – come up with story ideas that reporters can turn in one day, create producer driven content to enhance our coverage of the big story and other stories that appear in the newscast.

·         Anticipate problems and address them throughout the course of the shift, eliminate all factual/spelling/other errors that appear in the show. If a problem arises, address it immediately. Follow up problems with those involved and a newsroom manager.

·         Bring creativity into every aspect of the newscast, use the Telemundo arsenal of tools and equipment to provide the most current information that is geographically diverse and maximizes viewer benefits.

·         News judgment with solid ethical decision process.

·         Bilingual (Spanish / English)

·         Highly competitive nature.

·         Ability to perform under tight time deadlines.

·         Ability to work well under pressure.

About Us

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain, and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced, and heard. Together, we will continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

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