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Senior Producer

Date: May 18, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

As The Weather Channel television network, we have heightened focus on innovation, first-class storm coverage and hyper-localized weather information available through our various TV platforms including: The Weather Channel, WeatherScan and Local Now. For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel television network has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms.

We are one of the most widely distributed television networks and the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive real-time programming of any media outlet, with trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather.

Weather is inherently fascinating, and we share our passion through the stories we tell to our audiences through our programming. The more our viewers engage with us, the more our stories illuminate how weather impacts almost everything.

We’re always looking for new talent to keep us on top like someone incredible to fill the job listed here.

Position Summary

The Senior Producer will manage a portion of the Programming team and create engaging, topical content for live programming. The person in this role is also responsible for producing live and recorded programming, including writing and producing weather news shows, special graphics, educational packages and all of the elements necessary for the live coverage of severe weather events. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Co-manage the team -- leading a team of producers and associate producers for Programming.
• Develop topical, engaging content on a daily basis.
• Supervise the segment producers for all live and taped segments, making sure our broadcast needs are consistently being met.
• Drive the team during severe and breaking weather coverage.
• Script day of air weather and news packages for broadcasts.
• Manage the control room during live broadcasts.
• Work closely with on-air talent; including on-air presentation, scripting and field production.
• Act as liaison with other TWC managers and departments; including the TWC Assignment Desk and Digital Teams.
• Live producing in a control room, including multiple live shots from various locations. 
• Consult with Meteorologists during daily briefings. 
• Oversee video acquisitions via satellite networks and other sources. 
• Write promotional scripts and prepare video teases as needed

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • Six years experience in television, with 3-5 years as Producer of live news programming, control room and production/development experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, or equivalent knowledge

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Story-driven writing/producing experience
  • Control room experience producing live news programs that contain live remote elements.
  • Strong knowledge of current events; including news and business headlines
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that enable candidate to deal effectively with broad spectrum of personalities, styles and dispositions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to work extremely well in collaborative environment
  • Able to manage the repurposing and/or reversioning of various content
  • Knowledgeable in developing and producing rich content/diverse programming for multiple platforms aimed at broadening the networks (on-air, broadband, et al) demographic appeal
  • Strong strategic mind-set, with an ability to function well tactically
  • Able to build and maintain strong professional relationships with production, post-production and on-air talent
  • Ability to work well under deadline pressure
  • Able to make timely and appropriate decisions
  • Must be able to work in a team environment with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge of television production techniques
  • Direct experience in cable/broadcast network television and familiarity producing over-the-top products and digital media is preferred

Disclaimers

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.

 

Hours
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 hrservicedelivery@weathergroup.com, which is a confidential e-mail in box. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/Voluntary_Self-Identification_of_Disability_CC-305_SD_Edit1.24.14.pdf
 
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.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Meteorologist, Science