Producer - WFXT Boston

Location Dedham, Massachusetts Job Number 166749 Brand Cox Media Group Northeast, LLC, d/b/a WFXT-TV


WFXT FOX25 is in search of a news producer who consistently crafts in-depth, fast-paced, memorable newscasts.  The successful candidate must be able to own breaking news inside newscasts and in extended coverage.  In addition, the successful candidate must have an understanding of coverage on all platforms and is expected to help generate enterprise story ideas.  Candidates should have at least 3 years of producing experience.  Prior experience in newsroom management is a plus.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Craft relevant, energetic, important and memorable newscasts.
  • Develop graphics for production by Design Department.
  • Write Opens, Stories and Teases.
  • Assign stories to anchors, writers, and editors for scripting, production and timing. 
  • Consult with Director, Anchor and other Producers on production needs.
  • Work in the Control Room during broadcast to oversee presentation and changes in format.
  • Understand and effectively use all platforms.

Employees accomplish their duties using safe work practices and equipment, while being responsible for reporting all injuries, observed unsafe conditions or practices to their leader.  Coach fellow employees on safe work practices as appropriate and contribute to the overall success of the company’s safety program.

Teamwork and the ability to get along with others is an essential function of the job.  Angry, rude, disrespectful, insubordinate and uncooperative behavior can result in discipline, including termination ''

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism or Communications preferred.   A minimum of 3 years professional experience in local TV news is preferred.  Prior news management experience is a plus.

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism. Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide-range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies, and, a leading online source for savings.

The company's operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.

CMG currently operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 32 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners.

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-MA-Dedham-25 Fox Dr

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing