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Local News Live Producer – WOWT TV, Omaha

Local News Live Producer

August 19, 2020

Maximum Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Applicants will be notified of Position Closing.

Local News Live a division of Gray Media Group, based in Omaha, NE is seeking energetic producers who get an adrenaline rush from programming dynamic live content. Show stackers need not apply. The Local News Live Producers will facilitate and program live news content 7 days a week to be distributed across Gray’s network of apps and websites. Local News Live highlights and showcases local news of a national interest from areas often overlooked by other national news outlets. We provide a voice from communities spanning the U.S., from Maine to Hawaii and from Alaska to Florida. Local News Live is distributed in more than 100 distinct markets through Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and all Gray Television news websites and apps.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:                                                        

  • Source live programming from across the footprint for showcasing and distribution across all Gray news properties
  • Collaborate with local Gray newsrooms to build programming plan during shift
  • Research current national and regional events in the Gray Television footprint to inform decisions on live programming
  • Collaborate with hosts to develop compelling live content during shift
  • Maintain content grid for non-live programming periods
  • Ensure editorial quality control across all dayparts
  • Assist with on-camera segments


  • Three or more years of experience in television or digital news video required
  • BS/BA in journalism, communications or related field preferred
  • Ability to explain why local news stories are relevant to wider audiences
  • Experience working in a longform live production environment preferred
  • Sound editorial judgment and AP style writing skills
  • Familiarity with ENPS, BitCentral and digital content management systems
  • Demonstrated ability to produce compelling live programming
  • Comfortable commanding in a control room setting, ability to think on your feet

Apply Online at: https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

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