First News Producer

Employer
WDAY
Location
Fargo, ND
Salary
Depends on Experience
Posted
Aug 06, 2019
Ref
2611564
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time
WDAY, the #1 News station in Fargo, North Dakota is looking for a First News Producer to work in our multi-platform newsroom. This is a morning newscast that airs from 5:00am to 7:00am Monday thru Friday, some Saturdays could be required. As a producer, you will be responsible for producing our award winning newscasts including: writing scripts, editing copy, ordering graphics to fit stories, and coordinating live shots with directors. WDAY, the #1 News station in Fargo, North Dakota is looking for a First News Producer to work in our multi-platform newsroom. This is a morning newscast that airs from 5:00am to 7:00am Monday thru Friday, some Saturdays could be required. As a producer, you will be responsible for producing our award winning newscasts including: writing scripts, editing copy, ordering graphics to fit stories, and coordinating live shots with directors.

WDAY is an Emmy award winning, locally owned and operated station that covers eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. We produce more than 30 hours of local news each week. We have a staff of over 35 journalists working in news, weather and sports. Our newsroom includes spacious work areas for each employee, a makeup room, meeting spaces and a hangout area complete with couches and televisions.

WDAY has helped launch the careers of many news professionals around the country. We have alumni in many of the county's top markets including Minneapolis, Denver, Phoenix, Detroit, Chicago, Tampa Bay, Albuquerque, and Las Vegas.

Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota and borders Moorhead, Minnesota. The metro population is over 240,000, including the cities of Fargo and West Fargo in North Dakota and Moorhead and Dilworth in Minnesota. Fargo has a vibrant downtown with many activities and events geared towards young professionals. The community hosts many major concert, sporting, and community events throughout the year. There are a variety of styles of apartments to choose from, including several new apartment buildings in several new neighborhoods. The communities have plenty of options for shopping; from local specialty shops to major retailers.

Position Requirements

A college degree in journalism or a related field is required. The successful candidate will have exceptional writing, communication and organizational skills.

Join a great team, at a #1 rated station committed to news.

When applying, please include a link of your work along with a resume and references.

About the Organization
At Forum Communications Company, our legacy is deeply rooted in harnessing the power of communication to connect and inform people in the communities we serve. Since 1917, everything we do is driven by creating and sharing information, ideas and insights.

Today, we're a leading media and technology company that's home to a family of people whose passion and purpose is fueled by collaboration and innovation We believe in supporting each other, working hard towards common goals and having fun.

Come for the perks:

Excellent employee culture, competitive pay, comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, paid holidays and paid time off for birthday, 401(k), company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives, paid parental and pregnancy disability leave for qualifying employees.

Stay for the people:

Family-owned and operated since 1917, development and growth opportunities, inclusive, creative culture, safe working environment, employees of all ages and backgrounds, positive collaboration.

EOE Statement
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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