Commercial Producer

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WANE 15, the top-rated television and web destination in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio is seeking a full-time Commercial Producer.  This is a rare opening on a fun and collaborative Creative Services team!  We’re looking for someone who can create commercials that drive results in an extremely fast-paced environment.  Creative scripting, shooting and non-linear editing experience is required. Successful candidates must also be able to work independently and communicate in a positive and professional manner with clients and sales staff. 


  • The Commercial Producer will be responsible for the development of cutting-edge commercial spots from concept to completion.  
    • Creatively write, shoot, and edit content to tell compelling stories
    • Collaborate with project stakeholders to produce videos and digital content that are on-brand and drive results
    • Work closely with sales staff to coordinate asset and information exchange on projects
    • Represent WANE 15 in a professional and positive manner during client meetings, take notes
    • Maintain a variety of projects and work with varying production styles while employing strong client service skills
    • Coordinate production, including working with clients, account executives, agencies, as well as planning location(s), talent, music, voice-over and reserving any other technical pieces (cameras, vehicles, etc.) needed for project
    • Manage video equipment and software needs
    • Extensive shooting and scripting of both short and long form spots from concept to completion
    • Perform other duties, as directed by management

 Requirements & Skills:

  •  Minimum 1-2 years commercial and/or promotion experience, college degree in video production, marketing, or related field preferred.
    • Advanced knowledge of the post-production process, including media management and encoding video to various formats
    • Broad understanding of marketing and design
    • Advanced knowledge of High-definition (HD) cameras and videography, motion graphics and proper lighting techniques
    • Exhibit advanced editing expertise
    • A passion to stay up to date on production trends and continually strive to push boundaries
    • Software skills required include Adobe CC Suite production package including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Audition and Media Encoder
    • Position will require day-to-day multi-tasking, as well as managing multiple projects simultaneously with frequent change in direction and priority
    • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
    • Although rare, occasional weekends, evenings, and holiday shifts may be required
    • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record as some travel is required for commercial shoots and production meetings with advertisers of the station
    • Possess a strong understanding of fundamental design, a strong sense of color, typography, and composition
    • Meet all deadlines, fulfill scheduling commitments, and consistently achieve quick turnarounds in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
    • Organize and archive all completed commercial productions and assets
    • Must pass a background and BMV check to be hired

ALL applicants must apply on-line at:  Please upload resume and references.  No phone calls please.

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