• Anywhere


KFSM, 5NEWS, is searching for a creative and energetic Producer to join the morning at the number one station in Northwest Arkansas. We are looking for someone who believes in the power of local journalism and wants to help craft innovative and informative newscasts.

5NEWS needs a producer who will put an emphasis on the use of great video, compelling graphics, and conversational writing. We want someone who knows the rules of television news but isn’t afraid to break the rules when it best serves the newscast.

Our producers are more than show stackers – they are seeking out and producing engaging and impactful content. They also have a strong knowledge of digital storytelling. The ideal candidate is an energetic, passionate storyteller and communicator, who excels at planning, researching, and writing segments/stories. The producer must have a strong understanding of AP Style writing, broadcast production techniques, and the ability to multi-task in a faced-paced environment. The producer must be creative, have a strong editorial voice and the interpersonal skills to collaborate with others to ensure newscasts are executed clearly on air, are relevant to current events and meet audience preferences.

Northwest Arkansas is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, often referred to as America’s hidden gem. We have all the big city amenities without the big city hustle and bustle. Fayetteville was recently named one of the top places to live in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. There is no limit to things you can do and explore in Northwest Arkansas. Our DMA has charming downtowns, world-class art museums, internationally ranked bike trails, hundreds of waterfalls, award-winning cuisine, the top-rated farmers markets in the country, street festivals and top-rated performances.


• Create unique morning shows and segments that are engaging, emotional and innovative

• Write, edit, and showcase stories for broadcast

• Research facts and sources’ credibility

• Enterprise story ideas

• Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media to enhance stories

• Lead and inspire news teams to work together for memorable shows

• Coach and inspire on air talent to be exciting and engaging

• Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer


1-3 yrs


• Educational background in Journalism/Media or strong internship experience

• One year experience working as a journalist preferred

• Excellent communication skills

• Passion for journalism and fact-based reporting

• Ability to prioritize and manage requests from various sources with an ability to work well with a team within deadlines

• Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills

• Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills


Work Environment: Office

Physical Demands: Sedentary work

Travel: Rarely: less than 10%

Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment

Physical Demands Set: Sedentary work: Involves sitting most of the time; walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.