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Cox Media Group | Memphis TN 38111 USA | Part Time | Posted: 07/16/2019

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Searching for a News Producer who consistently crafts in-depth, fast-paced, memorable newscasts.  The successful candidate must be able to own breaking news inside newscasts and in extended coverage.  In addition, successful candidates must understand coverage on all platforms and are expected to help generate enterprise story ideas.

  • Communicates with producers to prepare reports for broadcast 
  • Writes scripts for anchors for live on air broadcasts   
  • Works with executive producer to execute daily shows  
  • Assists executive producer with daily production assignments 
  • Ability to prioritize assignments in a changing topical landscape  
  • Participates in daily editorial meetings
  • Must have superior writing ability
  • Strong control room skills like back timing and solid news judgement
  • Produces newscasts when assigned
  • Must understand and execute station research in a way that supports and enhances the WHBQ brand
  • Assists in the production of special projects and other content related to program and/or station
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Excellent creative writing and communication skills 
  • Ability to recognize stories with potential and develop them into compelling broadcast content 
  • Highly detail oriented with the ability to execute ideas
  • Comfortable working with talent, and other high-profile individuals 
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.


The successful candidate will have at least 1 year of hands-on experience working in a live production environment 

  • The candidate should have a degree in journalism or related field.  Experience in lieu of education will be considered.  Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required. Experience working in a newsroom environment will be considered.
Reporting Structure:
  • This position reports up to the relevant Executive Producer and then to the News Director

About Cox Media Group


Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers, and digital sites.  Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:  Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.   Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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Location Memphis, TN, 38111, United States
Categories Writing/Editing

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