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FOX 5 Atlanta (DMA #6) is hiring a Senior Newscast Producer to oversee our weekend newscasts and weekend digital/social coverage and line producing newscasts as assigned.

Does this sound like you?  You’re a proven, dependable leader who motivates and inspires those working with and for you.  You’re driven, quick-thinking, resourceful, energetic, and have a passion for news and information.  You pivot quickly and keep your cool during stressful situations.


·       Plans and supervises the production of afternoon and evening newscasts on Saturday and Sunday, determining content and coverage

·       Collaborates with and oversees newscast producers, associate producers, assignment editors, reporters and photographers assigned to the weekend newscasts

·       Evaluates work performance of newscast producers and associate producers assigned to the weekend newscasts

·       Develops, implements and maintains standards of performance in writing, reporting, photography, editing and use of graphics on the weekend newscasts

·       Line produces early weekend newscasts

·       Line produces and writes scripts for weekday newscasts as assigned

·       Line produces unscheduled news coverage as needed

·       Utilizes a variety of storytelling techniques, devices and studio stage locations to showcase news content in the most compelling and appropriate manner possible

·       Builds graphic elements for use in the newscasts

·       Monitors and contributes content to the station’s digital and social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on weekends

·       Innovates non-traditional storytelling techniques


·       Ability to prioritize and work under daily deadline pressure

·       Proficient in writing conversational broadcast news copy under deadline

·       Computer literacy

·       Communicates clearly and effectively/politely with the public in person and over the telephone

A bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university preferred.  Minimum three years of experience producing television newscasts for broadcast at a commercial television station; four to six years preferred.  Supervisory experience preferred.

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