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News Producer

WFTX, the FOX affiliate in Ft. Myers, FL is looking for a top-notch producer.  If you are a newsroom leader looking for a challenging opportunity, then this is the place for you to create, lead and organize content for multiple platforms utilizing strong editorial, journalistic, organizational and communication skills.  We are looking for the best of the best!

  • Develop and organize newscasts or local programs; responsible for writing, story development and showcasing
  • Works closely with news/local program managers and assignment editors to determine content needs
  • Enhance content of the rundown with graphics, video, research, and station branding
  • Execute time sensitive decisions
  • Responsible for oversight of live broadcast and up to the minute editorial decisions
  • Perform desktop editing
  • Posting content to station's Web sites
  • Perform other duties as assigned and needed

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field
  • 2 - 3 years as a television writer or producer

  • Must be proficient with newsroom computer systems, MS Office a plus
  • Excellent conversational and creative writing skills
  • Must have strong communication and organization skills
  • Adaptable, self motivated and able to work in a face paced, deadline driven environment
  • Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgement, journalistic ethics and libel laws
  • Understand and utilize Web analytics 
Work Environment

  • Newsroom
  • Deadline driven and fast-paced environment