- The student in this role is in charge of all news operations, which involve structuring the newscast, determining the story coverage and the order that they will appear in the show. The Producer works with the Executive Producers (your instructors) to get guidance on story judgement and coverage.
- The coverage of local
stories is a priority (CU Campus/Boulder/Boulder County), while regional
or national stories should be given a local angle. The Producer runs the
meetings. When not
assigned to produce shows, the student will be able to report news
stories for day-of-air programming.
- The producer job is equivalent to being an air traffic controller. You will monitor the news (via scanners, social media and online stories, or listen to NPR and watch TV media sources), generate story ideas and, depending on breaking news, assign these stories to students who are doing Same-Days and VOSOTS.
- Talents include ability to multitask, time management skills, detail-oriented, news-intuitive and able to work well under pressure.
Assists the Producer during the day of the newscast. Helps to run the
assignment meeting; gets reporters out-the-door and monitors their
status in the field; liaison between the news room and the edit lab;
assigns video and monitors its progress getting edited; may help to write
stories, especially the show's Cold Open and Teases. One important task will be to coordinate the social media content that will drive viewers to the newscast. Typically, the student is assigned to be an Assistant Producer before they become a Producer.
- News Manager (Producer)
- Weather Anchor/Producer
- Sports Anchor Producer