Full Time Job

Senior Content Producer


Pittsburgh, PA 01-25-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Senior Content Producer

Hearst Television seeks a dynamic, digital Jack or Jill of all trades: a writer-producer-editor to help find new and creative ways to bring the local reporting from HTV's 26 local news stations to national audiences. The senior content producer will be responsible for researching, pitching, writing and editing 5- to 10-minute scripts and videos on a variety of subjects, from true crime to heartwarming stories. The ideal candidate has a passion for video storytelling and making local news content accessible and interesting to a wide national audience.

• Research, pitch, write and edit scripts for digital and television
• Work with the Amplify Team to optimize content for multiple platforms, with an emphasis on YouTube and our 26+ news station sites
• Gather and maintain assets for scripts
• Maintain and manage prescribed deadlines, while thriving in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment
• Report on and interview subjects
• Track stories and produce follow-ups when necessary
• Optimize, edit and publish videos for digital platforms

• 5 years of relevant experience writing scripts for national digital audiences
• Strong understanding of digital video trends, platforms and formats, YouTube experience a plus
• A passion for storytelling and news, with a talent for giving stories a long shelf life
• Proven ability to write compelling narratives that keep the viewer engaged
• Excellent news judgment and an instinct for identifying stories that will resonate
• A desire to experiment, think outside the box and challenge conventional ideas
• Strong writing, reporting, research and production skills
• Deep knowledge of AP style and grammar
• Experience using Adobe Premiere or similar video-editing software
• On-camera experience and interest a plus

Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.