Producer

Position requires a proven ability to produce newscasts with a high level of production values. Candidate should have strong news writing background with the ability to write quickly and accurately. Position requires extreme attention to detail and solid news judgment. Required to know all news gathering and libel laws. Needs to understand the creation and use of electronic news graphics and needs proven ability to write crisp teases and promotional matter for the newscast. Must be a strong leader with the ability to guide a large group of people under extreme deadline pressure.

Responsibilities:

* Set editorial tone of each newscast and work closely with newscast director to create strong visual presentation

* Work closely with anchors and reporters to develop content, ensure accuracy, fairness and well-written copy

* Follow style guidelines established by news director

* Contribute story ideas on a daily basis and work long range planning and special assignments

* Will be asked to assist other producers of other newscasts as needed and fill in on other newscasts as producer

* Must be able to lead all newsroom employees working on that newscast including copy approval

* Make story assignments as necessary under deadline pressure

* Directly supervise all associate producers and interns assigned to that newscast

Applicable college degree required. Appropriate experience may be substituted at employer's discretion. Two years producing experience preferred but experience as a news reporter, assignment editor or other applicable journalism experience may be accepted. 1 year experience as newscast producer at a broadcast station preferred.

Please apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow.

KKTV is located in picturesque Downtown Colorado Springs in Colorado, and with breathtaking views of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, it’s immediately easy to see why people are flocking to colorful Southern Colorado! KKTV 11 News is the Breaking News and Weather Leader in Southern Colorado, and we always put the safety of our viewers first. With more than 65 years of excellence in the community, a multitude of awards including Emmy, Murrow, and Colorado Broadcaster’s Association awards, and state-of-the-art technology, being the leader in the community is integral to the culture of KKTV. Our departments work together as a team to serve our community. We are involved with local non-profits like Pikes Peak United Way and Care and Share Food Bank, and we sponsor fun events like the annual Christmas parade and balloon festival. We work hard and we also like to have fun together. Southern Colorado is our home, and we strive every day to make it an even better place to live and work.

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and operate leading media outlets in over 50 markets throughout the country – all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

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, 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 KKTV’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.