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Story Producer

Tribune Company

Seattle, WA
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Story Producer

10 months ago(3/20/2017 11:56 PM)
Job ID
News Writers/Producers


KCPQ-TV, the Tribune owned FOX affiliate in Seattle WA, has an immediate opening for the positon of Story Producer to identify, develop and produce quality content for all platforms. We are looking for a true journalist who is passionate about news, experienced in local content and knows how to cover important stories to bring context and insight to our audience.


The story producer will work with the news team to identify, develop, research, write and edit material for broadcast, web and social. The ideal candidate will be a self starter, work in a fast paced environment and have a strong background in local journalism. TV experience is not required.


KCPQ-TV is owned by Tribune Media which is the country’s largest combined independent broadcast station group and entertainment production studio, with 42 owned or operated broadcast stations, WGN AmericaAntenna TV,  ThisTV, global web properties and meta-data businesses.


  • Receive, react and research content to write and edit for all platforms in a voice that is authentic to each platform
  • Book guests and interviews – working directly with hub mmjs to assign material to gather
  • Consistently deliver content to all platforms on 24 hour cycle
  • Fully produce content to serve platform producers
  • Write and edit raw footage, network feed material
  • Enterprise new stories, gain permission for UGC
  • Write for website
  • Develop original content through social research and sources
  • Become story subject expert – available for on air context if needed
  • Preparing material for hosts on all platforms
  • Build relationships with newsmakers and maintain robust rolodex for guests and interviews


  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a journalist in a professional editorial environment
  • Excellent news judgment with a exceptional research and writing skills
  • Bachelor’s degree pred; equivalent experience required
  • Creative and strong writer with sharp news judgment
  • Must understand social media and how to tell stories on multiple platforms
  • Must be flexible to work different shifts throughout the year
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure and deadlines


Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.


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