I’m a segment producer for KING-TV’s 'Evening Magazine.'
What do you do? I’m a segment producer for KING-TV’s “Evening Magazine.” My job is to find and write compelling stories for our 30-minute weeknight show. I basically do everything a reporter does but I’m not on camera so I don’t have to worry about my hair.
What’s a typical day like? That’s the best part: there is no typical day. When I’m not at the station, I might be on a boat doing a story on paddleboard yoga, or in an operating room covering a surgery, or in L.A. interviewing an actor about his or her latest film. Not every day is good, but it’s never boring.
How does someone get a job like yours? A bachelor’s degree is a must now, preferably in television production or communications. Internships are also a great way to learn the ropes and start networking. In the beginning, take any job you can, learn as many things as you can, because all you take in will benefit your work.
What’s the best part of the job? I love meeting people and sharing their stories. You also get to go places and do things most people never do. You really do get a backstage pass to life.
What surprises people about your job? People think that because you work in “TV,” you make a lot of money. This is not a position that makes you rich. The real rewards come in the experiences you have and the stories you create.