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Planning Producer


  • Plans ahead and works proactively to compile a list of approved and pending story ideas for future use.
  • Keeps track of what's happening in the community and local and national calendars of events. For example, a few months before Black History Month, a planning producer is working to conceptualize stories in advance, lining up interviews and studio guests, as well as live remotes. Entire stories or partial segments can be filmed in advance.


  • Actively involved in the community and has great relationships with community members.
  • Excellent writing and producing skills.

Experience Level

  • A bachelor's degree in journalism, broadcast television or a related field.
  • Prior news production experience.