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.

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

News Producer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹25,000 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹15T
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₹41T
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News Producer Career Path

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Read what News Producer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
WISH-TVWISH-TV
News Producer
20 Aug 2021

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

EntercomEntercom
News Producer
2 Jul 2021

“Great people to work with”

WKTV News Channel 2WKTV News Channel 2
News Producer
8 Jun 2020

“Great people to work with”

NPG CompaniesNPG Companies
News Producer
9 Feb 2021

“Management isn’t the best communicators”

WXMI FOX 17
TV News Producer
24 Aug 2020

“Professional development opportunities”

ViacomCBSViacomCBS
News Assistant
6 Apr 2021

“Too stressful for my time.”

WCCBWCCB
Newscast Director
3 Sep 2020

“Some great people to work with in the production department.”

WLTXWLTX
TV News Producer
21 Mar 2021

“Stressful at times.”

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