10 hours

Multi-Platform Producer/Planner

Tribune Company
Kansas City, MO
  • Job Code
Careers Center | Multi-Platform Producer/Planner
  • Multi-Platform Producer/Planner

    Location US-MO-Kansas City
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/18/2018 2:05 PM)
    Job ID
    News Operations
  • Overview

    Multi-Platform Producer/Planner responsible for breaking news and coordinating coverage both on broadcasting and digital


    50%        Ability to identify, develop and/or write stories within a specific timeframe to various platforms.  The Multi-Platform Producer/Planner responds quickly to breaking news and can identify station coverage needs and coordinate a coverage plan. They work with various members of the news department and serve as the central clearing house for news tips, researching facts and establishing the credibility of news tips. Once information is verified, the Multi-Platform Producer will write/distribute information to newsroom and various online platforms or social channels. Must keep keep accurate records in newsroom systems of latest developments.

    30%     Makes calls on potential stories and lines up interviews if needed. Uses social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content.

                  5%       Listens to viewers’ concerns and story pitches and engages with viewers on digital platforms.

    5%       Attends editorial meetings and follows up on advancing story leads. Provides reporters, photographers, producers with background material on stories.

    5%       Develops new sources for newsroom and maintains positive relationships with existing sources. Communicates with outside agencies and organizations for story development.

    5%       Perform other tasks as required by supervisor.



    Education:Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.



    ExperienceMinimum of 2 years of experience as an assignment editor, write, web producer or line producer. Candidate must be highly organized, maintain accurate records and the ability to multi-task and work independently. Must have experience working in various computer software programs and newsroom systems.


    • Knowledge of broadcast operations and news gathering techniques
    • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships internally and with station contacts.
    • Utilize various computer software programs to track and record information.
    • Must be on top of current news, both locally and nationally.
    • Must have a solid working knowledge of key news makers in Metro area.
    • Knowledge of tools used in creating digital content for social media on our website is required. Possess news writing skills for digital/social platforms. Must be organized with the ability to work under constant deadlines
    • Must possess solid news judgement, display strong communication skills, creativity and ethical decision-making skills.
    • Must be able to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events.
    • Proven social and digital content creation


    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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