Field Segment Producer / LA Unscripted
KTLALos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
The LA Unscripted segment / field producer is responsible for helping with the entire production of the half-hour lifestyle show airing on KTLA 5 and its mobile app, Monday through Friday at 7pm.
Research and enterprise local and national lifestyle ideas, pitch stories to team, set-up / schedule shoots, manage videographers and interviewees in the field, produce talent, log, write, plus oversee edits, manage assets, music ques, and assist Executive Producer with airing of all taped packages. Candidates should have experience producing fun and interesting segments for TV with a passion for creative story telling from the toss to the tag. Candidate must be able to work well with others and adopt new and creative ways to produce TV.
Duties include extensive research, interview and people skills, time management, creative writing, working with guests, editing video, aggerating content for show, promos, plus social media sites. Proficiency in other disciplines: editing, directing, and appearing on camera, are strongly preferred. Experience must include working on tight deadlines, forethought of production needs, open to notes, and manage creative edits. Think out of the box.
Candidates should have strong news judgement, be able to turn packages day of, and have an understanding and love of the Southern California lifestyle and trends. Person must be able to handle the demanding deadlines of a newsroom. Knowledge of internet culture and social media is a plus.
Candidates should be detail-oriented, organized and able to prioritize and comfortably multitask show needs under tight deadlines. Must be able to follow direction, take creative direction, comfortable dealing with talent, thrive in a team environment and make independent and offer creative solutions. The applicant must understand news values, story appeal, and able to collaborate with entire production team. Candidate must grasp for scope of the entire show and not just stand alone segments.
A bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism or communication, and at least two years of relevant work experience in journalism are a must. Previous experience in a newsroom, especially on a digital platform or in local television news, is preferred. The individual must be able to work various shifts and times, including early mornings, nights and weekends. The ideal candidate will have a passion for journalism excellence and the will to compete and win.
KTLA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!