What does a News Producer do?

News producers take elements gathered throughout the day to compile and create an ongoing or evening newscast. They are involved in morning and afternoon meetings and with story assignments, and they build a newscast by adding components that will give flow to the program.

News producers check stories for grammar and accuracy and work closely with other members of the production department. Sometimes they will write scripts for anchors, and they are responsible for keeping in touch with on-the-ground crews who are collecting news and timing various elements during a broadcast including the weather and sports to ensure the program ends at the proper time. News producers oversee the content, production, and distribution of the news. They are responsible for the content and flow of news distribution and need a minimum bachelor's degree in media, communications, or another related field including journalism.

Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

News Producer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$68,780 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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News Producer Career Path

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Aug. 13, 2019

“Fun and great people to work with”

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Aug. 20, 2021

“The only pro is the good medical/dental/eye insurance.”

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Jul. 2, 2021

“Great people to work with”

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Jun. 8, 2020

“Great people to work with”

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Feb. 9, 2021

“Management isn’t the best communicators”

Nexstar Media GroupNexstar Media Group
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Dec. 20, 2021

“Some good People”

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Aug. 24, 2020

“Professional development opportunities”

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Apr. 6, 2021

“Too stressful for my time.”

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