The Producer/Writer creates, coordinates, and executes all
newscasts. This position provides editorial and production
direction to associate producers and field crews on content,
coordination and newscast execution. The Producer/Writer
coordinates efforts of anchors, reporters, editors and other staff
toward crafting a compelling newscast. In addition, this position
develops day-to-day on-air look of the newscast to attract the
largest available audience to the station's profitable
Essential Job Functions
40% - Previews news material before airing. Writes, edits and
researches show elements. Prepares interview segments. Coordinates
breaking stories. Selects graphics and pre-production elements.
Proof reads scripts. Coordinates breaking news and executes show in
the control room. Edits video as necessary.
30% - Collaborates with executive producer, reporters,
assignment desk and photographers to determine the content of
broadcasts. Participates in story planning meetings.
10% - Times the show while on air; meets all requirements of
commercial content and off-times.
10% - Conceptualizes innovative graphic and pre-production
elements. Monitors and works to constantly improve and evolve the
look and execution of newscasts.
5% - Coordinates with creative services department to develop
effective promotions for upcoming shows, newscasts and events.
5% - Assists the assignment desk and edits tape as
Meredith has been committed to service journalism for 118 years.
Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms-including
broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video-to provide
consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of
its advertising and marketing partners.
Meredith's Local Media Group includes 17 television stations
reaching 11 percent of U.S. households. Meredith's portfolio is
concentrated in large,