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News Producer Job Description

A news producer is a person who organizes and oversees the making of a newscast. A news producer manages a newscast from start to finish, performing tasks such as deciding which stories to include in the newscast, deciding the order of stories in the newscast, writing and proof reading scripts for the news anchor and directing the studio crew and news anchor during the newscast.

A news producer should be enthusiastic, enquiring, curious, creative, practical, decisive and sociable, and have excellent news judgment and the ability to operate in a fast-paced changing environment. They should also be well organized, good at time management, and able to manage multiple tasks at the same time.

What does a News Producer do?

News producers may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

News producers may work long irregular hours including early mornings, evenings, weekends and public holidays. They work in offices and newsrooms, but may sometimes travel for news productions. They may work in conditions that are stressful due to deadlines.

What is Required to Become a News Producer?

To become a news producer, you will need to have a degree in journalism, mass communication or a related discipline and some years of experience in the news industry.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

News producers need to have:


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