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Producer - NBC Connecticut

companyNBCUniversal
locationHartford, CT, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Company Description

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. 

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we’ll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. 

NBCUniversal Local is NBCUniversal’s local media division that delivers English and Spanish-speakers and bilingual audiences in 31 U.S. markets and Puerto Rico, the very best in local sports, news, weather, consumer and investigative reporting, and lifestyle entertainment across any platform and screen. NBCUniversal Local is comprised of three individual media groups including the NBC Owned Television Stations, the NBC Sports Regional Networks and the Telemundo Station Group. The division is also home to multicast networks NBCLX, COZI TV and TeleXitos, the regional cable news network NECN, as well as NBC Spot On, an advanced video advertising business designed for local/regional CTV and OTT advertisers and several in-house companies including production company LXTV, marketing and promotions company Skycastle, its out-of-home business NBC Everywhere, and the Arthouse, a graphics design group. With seven regional sports networks and 42 NBC and Telemundo stations serving 38 percent of U.S. homes, NBCUniversal Local is the only network-owned local media division that is home to the largest bilingual local newsrooms within the country’s top 10 TV markets. NBCUniversal Local’s stations and networks serve diverse audiences and communities across linear, streaming, OTT, digital web, mobile and audio, and cable platforms and work together to keep local audiences informed anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit NBCUniversal.com. 

Job Description

NBC Connecticut is looking for a tv and streaming producer to collaborate with our team of exceptional journalists to create engaging and compelling content for our broadcast and digital platforms.

Essential Functions:

  • Produce and write assigned segments, which may include digital newscasts.
  • Pitch compelling story ideas and guest segments
  • Participate in daily planning meetings and contribute ideas for news programming based on the NBC Connecticut News Strategy.
  • Work closely with program’s Executive Producer to determine the composition and flow of the newscast, to select video, to write and copy-edit stories.
  • Make certain program elements abide by NBC Owned Television Stations News Guidelines as well as the NBC Connecticut News Strategy.
  • Generate daily topicals and show graphics.
  • Be present in control room during news program and communicate with producer, director and production personnel.
  • Ensure video detail and news rundown is provided to editors and make certain all video is previewed for accuracy.
  • Use online and social media tools to monitor and report news, find sources and leads for stories.
  • Monitor mainstream and social media sites for story ideas and competitive intelligence.
  • Fill in as a producer when needed on other NBC Connecticut newscasts

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in newsgathering and/or production. 
  • Experience line-producing newscasts 
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strategic thinking, researching and organizational skills
  • Excellent time-management skills, prioritize assignments to meet deadlines
  • A candidate who will play an active role in the editorial process
  • A focus on keeping up to date on news and current events in Connecticut
  • Pioneering spirit with a desire and urgency to learn emerging technologies and invent the future
  • Ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions and act decisively under deadline
  • Connect with local news in our communities through emails, social media, and news releases
  • Demonstrated experience with desktop editing systems. 

Requirements: 

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights.
  • Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift.
  • Must be willing to work at the station in West Hartford, CT.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program 
  • Required On-Site: This position is required to be performed full-time from an NBCUniversal-designated worksite. 

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access nbcunicareers.com as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by emailing AccessibilitySupport@nbcuni.com.

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