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KWES-TV (NewsWest 9), the TEGNA station in Midland/Odessa, has a Producer opportunity for you! Our producers are more than show stackers – they seek out and produce engaging and impactful content. They also have a strong knowledge of digital storytelling. The ideal candidate is an energetic, passionate storyteller and communicator, who excels at planning, researching, and writing segments and stories.

The right person will be responsible for producing our newscast, while working collaboratively with the talent, and the production team to lead the overall direction of the show. NewsWest 9 producers must be able to produce a 30-minute newscast with an understanding of what makes it special and unique when compared to other shows of the day. Our producers must have the ability to pivot quickly for breaking news. The ideal candidate embraces new technology and is willing to explore new ways to present a newscast. We hope to find someone who can skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover, write, and produce content. NewsWest 9 producers are team players who thrive on winning every day.



  • Use your natural curiosity to pitch compelling stories.
  • Show off your creativity and storytelling skills.
  • Craft stories of all lengths on all platforms for specific audiences.
  • Meet daily deadlines.
  • Combine live pictures, graphics, compelling video and emotional sound to create an engaging experience for our audience.
  • Booth continuous coverage on our live streams for breaking news and community events.
  • Consistently try new things after thoughtful discussion with supervisors.
  • Allow the impactful and emotional conversations the community needs to drive the content in your rundown.
  • Use data analytics to help shape the content of your show.
  • Challenge traditional ways of doing things.
  • Advocate for underrepresented people, communities and viewpoints to have a voice and presence in your show.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in journalism, communications or related field.
  • 1 years of news content experience.
  • Top-notch communication skills are an absolute must.
  • Solid journalistic judgement and a news philosophy that emphasizes accurate, fair and unique local content, along with community engagement.
  • Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism.
  • Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content.
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on your preferred social platforms.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under time pressure deadlines.
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events.
  • ENPS and Edius system experience preferred.



TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.

Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% - 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.

Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.

TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays.