Newscast Producer-Photographer

ABC 6 News Rochester

job description

Job Overview

Responsible for writing newscasts and production of the broadcast, as well as gathering video and stories from the field for the newscasts.


Job Responsibilities

  • With the Executive Producer, constructs and plans a newscast by organizing, writing, selecting, and making creative decisions for assigned live newscast, using criteria established by management. Makes decisions about stories to be included, how long they should be, the form of the story, and in what order they should run. Writes and rewrites stories as needed. Plans for contingencies.

  • Makes sure all aspects of the newscast are complete before the newscast airs.

  • Makes decisions about the timing of a live newscast as it is being broadcast. Communicates changes to the team.

  • Completes post-show paperwork and tasks including the technical trouble report and archiving.

  • Writes clear, accurate and interesting stories. Some stories will include own video and sound bites. Ensures that any visuals shown are relevant, appropriate and impactful.

  • Writes and posts stories to website and other media platforms. Posts to social media. Frequently updates online stories. Include own video and sound bites in stories.

  • Shoot steady, sequenced video with good, clean audio for news, weather and sports for daily newscasts, specials and station websites as well as social media under tight deadlines.

  • Conduct interviews in the field.

  • Shoot live shots either solo or accompanied by a reporter.

  • Gather great natural sound while in the field. Ensure good lighting, making sure the shot is bright and not dark.

  • Edit video and audio satisfactorily for news stories such as vos, vo/sots, setups and packages.

  • Communicates frequently throughout the shift and works collaboratively with others in the newsroom.

  • Responds and work well in a crisis and during breaking news. Handles last minute and unexpected changes. Communicates quickly and clearly.

  • Attends editorial and strategic meetings. Comes prepared to meetings and interacts professionally with others. Contributes story ideas on a daily basis.

  • Is knowledgeable of local, national and world events. Has a handle on what is going on in the community.

  • Consults with news director, and other managers on difficult editorial issues

  • Works established schedule. Fills in for others and other positions if needed.

  • Drive company vehicle to and from stories under various driving conditions. Obey all traffic laws and safety rules of the road while in a company vehicle. Report any problems or concerns with the vehicle and traffic incidents promptly to appropriate company representative.

  • Act in a professional, courteous manner when representing the station and the news department. Look presentable and neat on the job.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Some experience producing a local television newscast preferred.

  • Experience shooting video including interviews and gathering clean audio

  • Experience with non-linear editing (such as Adobe Premiere).

  • Degree in journalism or communications or equivalent experience.

  • Excellent organization and writing skills including grammar and spelling

  • Understands when to take charge of situations when it is warranted.

  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Able to work with others as part of a team.

  • Be available to work weekends, early morning and late evenings

  • Must have a valid driver's license and safe driving history as determined by the Company. Driving record will be checked.

  • Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able communicate, listen to and respond verbally to others in English.

    • Must have manual dexterity to operate camera and editing equipment as well as computers.

    • Work under tight deadlines and in pressure situations.

  • Must be able to work in areas and conditions that are often noisy, have many distractions, and in extreme weather (heat and cold) and landscape conditions.

  • Ability to lift, carry push, pull, carry and move with camera equipment weighing up to 50 pounds in all kinds of weather across various terrains for news stories.

    • Ability to walk, stoop, crawl, bend and lift overhead with equipment.

  • Have sufficient hearing and vision to evaluate the performance of video and audio. Must be able to see objects that are close and far away and to see differences between colors, shades and brightness.

  • Must be able to move quickly inside and outside on uneven, unfamiliar terrain and areas.

    • Requires the ability to think critically and to articulate information in clear, concise manner to others.

    • Work with time sensitive information under tight deadlines and in pressure situations while keeping focused.

    • Must be able to add and subtract time.


Compensation and Benefits

When extending an offer, the company considers a variety of factors such as (but not limited to) the candidate's work experience, education/training & key skills as well as internal peer equity and other market and business considerations.

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EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer, including disability/vets.


Diversity Statement

Hubbard Broadcasting has been committed to representing the communities we serve since our founding nearly 100 years ago. The same holds true today. We know the best way to accomplish this is by recruiting and retaining top talent from diverse cultures, life experiences, and world views. With dignity and respect, we value YOU and everything that makes YOU uniquely YOU.

contact information

business: ABC 6 News Rochester
contact: Sarah Brooks
address: 1320 Salem Rd SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55902
phone: 507-288-7555 (Call Now)

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