A producer’s day at KTTC starts with an editorial meeting where stories are assigned and the staff discusses how to best tell the big stories of the day. After that, producers go to work building their newscasts, making sure to work with their anchors and reporters to bring the best context and information to air. Time management is critical to a successful producer’s day. They must be able to write quickly, edit video, stay in contact with reporters and photographers in the field and keep an eye out for breaking news. A successful producer will use every resource available to tell a story, including pushing for live shots, live video from our network affiliations, creating unique graphics and empowering anchors to use the set as a engaging presentation space.
After the show, producers will work to update our digital and social platforms and clip video from the newscast.
Producers are also part of the content gathering process at KTTC. They participate in the story pitching process and have a beat assignment.
KTTC is a dominant NBC affiliate, serving Rochester, Austin, and Mason City as the #1 station for news, information, and entertainment programming. KTTC strives for leadership, and does this by keeping viewers safe and informed, supporting non-profits and organizations that serve the community, and helping our local businesses grow.
All employees accept personal responsibility for maintaining the professional culture at KTTC. The KTTC leadership team believes in workplaces “Free of discrimination, harassment, and incivility – and filled with opportunity, especially for those who’ve been traditionally denied it,” (a definition adopted by the work and training put forth by the Power Shift Project). If you value kindness and respect as much as we do, please apply.
To learn more about KTTC, visit us: https://www.kttc.com/page/living-working-and-playing-in-rochester-minnesota/
*** Please note, the primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the duties listed above ***
This job is perfect for an ambitious, curious and motivated journalist. Experience with video editing is welcome, but not a requirement. A successful candidate will approach this job with an open mind and desire to learn newsroom systems. KTTC works best when we work as a team. Being able to communicate clearly and quickly with colleagues is important. Writing is critical skill for producers, and any previous writing experience is welcome but not a deal breaker. We believe in continuing to learn in our careers and there will be opportunities to learn new skills and grow as a professional.
Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.
HOW TO APPLY
Qualified, interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references