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Phoenix, AZ
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Job Details

3060 KTVK

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

Researches and writes compelling copy for newscasts and website. Provides editorial feedback to producer.  Coordinates video and graphic elements for stories. Handles producer responsibilities on a fill-in basis.

II. Essential Job Functions

Weight % Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

50% Previews news material before airing.  Writes, edits and researches show elements.

Collaborates with Executive Producer, Producer, Reporters, Photographers and Assignment Desk. Selects graphics and pre-production elements.  Proof reads scripts.

15%  Handles producer responsibilities when newscast producers are on vacation or ill.

20% Writes stories for website.

15% Assists the assignment desk and edits video as necessary.


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or a related field, or equivalent experience preferred.


Minimum of one year producing or production support experience for a television or cable station.  Two years’ experience preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Experience using Avid, internet production tools, MS Office strongly preferred.

Ability to work a flexible work schedule and work as a member of a team.

Must possess advanced understanding of newscast presentation.

Must possess excellent writing and graphics skills with ability to provide an interesting and substantive product.

Must be results oriented.

Ability to focus on coordination of daily and long range segments from first contact to on-air product.

Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work in a creative, fast paced environment.

Ability to make quick decisions without losing composure.

Must be able to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.

Previous experience with script writing and editorial experience preferred.

Must possess a valid Driver's License.

% Travel Required (Approximate):0%


The Meredith Local Media Group offers great career opportunities to be a part of a company leveraging the latest technologies to deliver the best news product to our viewers through multiple platforms.  We always surround ourselves with talented, smart, compassionate people in a fun, friendly and fast-paced environment. Meredith currently owns 14 television stations that include FOX, NBC affiliates and two MY Networks and one Independent station.  Click the Contact Us tab to view our station locations.

We reach local audiences in more than 10 million U.S. households in top markets. Our network affiliates use the power of television backed by our trusted brands and our local digital and mobile sites to create compelling and effective marketing solutions for clients.

About Meredith Corporation: (NYSE: MDP; is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith features multiple well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Family Circle,, Fitness, More, American Baby, EveryDay with Rachael Ray and FamilyFun- along with local television brands in fast-growing markets. Meredith is the industry leader in creating content in key consumer interest areas such as home, family, health and wellness and self-development. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms - including print, television, online, mobile, tablets, and video - to give consumers content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.

Company Industry 
Television Broadcasting

Meredith Corporation Headquarters
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Des Moines, IA  50309

Meredith Local Media Group Human Resources
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