Summary: The purpose of this position is to provide content for newscasts
or other productions.

Role and

  • Collect, assemble and
    edit news stories for daytime and/or evening newscast.
  • Responsible for
    concept development, writing, editing and producing of live / pre-produced
    shows, including script writing, selecting music, video clips, implementing
    graphic elements and directing voice-over / on-air talent.
  • Verify that video,
    script and sound effects conform to broadcast standards.
  • Assist on-air
    production crew, as needed.
  • Works with Director
    and other producers to decide story selection, placement, length, editorial
    treatment and overall presentation of shows and segments.
  • Ability to write
    compelling copy for air, as well as produce and edit.
  • Experience with guest
    booking process.
  • Editorial point person
    in the Control Room during live shows, thus responsible for final editorial
  • Establish and maintain
    production schedules to meet all deadlines.
  • Performs at a high
    level of professionalism, while under extreme pressures and tight deadlines.
  • The ideal candidate
    will have the ability to successfully work with various departments/staff to
    coordinate all aspects of the newscast.
  • Ability to create
    unique presentations for shows, while maintaining our goal to provide
    informative content about RURAL America.
  • Successful candidate
    should be dependable and able to work whenever needed, including, but not
    limited to mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Education and Skill Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in
    communications or other related field is preferred, OR equivalent
    education/training/directing experience is required.
  • Agriculture background
    or firm knowledge of agriculture preferred.
  • Minimum three (3)
    years of experience with newscast production required.
  • Superior verbal,
    written and presentation skills required.
  • Must be able to work
    flexible hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays, as needed.
  • Strong creative skill
    set with proven work examples.
  • Must be detailed
    oriented and maintain high levels of quality control for various elements
    during production (both LIVE and pre-produced content).
  • Superior leadership
    and time management skills essential.
  • Must work well under
    pressure and have the ability to manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in various
    computer programs required for LIVE productions/pre-produced content, editing,
    etc., such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite/Photoshop, After Effects,
  • Pro-active problem
  • Travel may be required
    – based out of Nashville, TN.