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Digital Producer, Local Now

Date: Feb 10, 2018

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

Chances are you have watched the weather to plan your day and news information to stay updated on current events.  Chances are you didn’t realize Weather Group has some of the most advanced and innovative products in video production to bring audiences the best in weather and news information.  Now we are ready to push the envelope even further…much, much further.

Weather Group is taking bold steps to shake things up, both internally and across the media industry.  As the leader in weather information and delivering award-winning AR/VR experiences; our emerging Local Now digital media brand is innovating how audiences get their national and local news.  Local Now delivers locally relevant, nationally compelling video news to communities across the country.  We are looking for a visionary Producer to support this exciting new direction.

Check us out, it’s amazing in here!

Position Summary

The Digital Producer is responsible for creation and production of content for Local Now; leveraging the organization’s broad range of content sources and editing capabilities to produce local news that matters.   This position is responsible for producing segments, research & writing stories, booking interviews, video, producing cut-ins for market-specific coverage, as well as directing editors and writers to deliver content against deadlines.

The Digital Producer co-ordinates, supervises and plans projects involving the creation of digital media. They collaborate with multiple project teams or departments to produce packages for distribution.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

●     Responsible for story, content development which creates an emotional connection with audience.

●     Researches top stories daily from multiple content partners to identify and propose content to be published.

●     Collaborate on the selection, editing, publishing and distribution of live and on-demand video content.

●     Enables a cross functional team of editors, meteorologist, video producers and others to deliver stories on time.

●     Tag video content with editorial relevant metadata.

●     Sets priorities and schedules to meet deadlines

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent in proven industry experience.
  • 3 years production experience, preferably with a major digital property.
  • News writing experience
  • Experience using newsroom management systems and content management systems

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Personable with ability to interact with employees across the organization.
  • Excellent video editing skills (e.g. Adobe Premier Pro)
  • Excellent Written/Verbal communication skills
  • Effective time management skills, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to enterprise story ideas and work on segments from conception to completing
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Proactive in taking the initiative to learn new things.
  • Proficient in project management


Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
EEOC Statement
The Weather Channel is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary. Any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way. If you choose to complete this form, please follow the link below, complete the form and return to, which is a confidential e-mail in box.
Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.


PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.

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