Full Time Job

News Producer


Pittsburgh, PA 7 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

WTAE-TV, the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA has an opening for a strong, take-charge Producer who knows how to create memorable newscasts. The right candidate will have a track record of being creative, aggressive, have the ability to make decisions and communicate the plan in a clear, concise manner. We expect excellent news judgment and a can do attitude. Candidates must have a proven track record of winning the big story, breaking news and weather. Candidates must be fast and calm under pressure and be able to work well in a room of same-minded pros. The successful candidate will know how to use digital/social media to find great stories as well as to post them.

Job Responsibilities
• Selecting, researching and writing content for live newscasts to further the high-paced Pittsburgh's Action News 4 branding
• Working with reporters and photojournalists to develop highly visual stories in assigned newscasts
• Communicating, coordinating and executing creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photojournalists, editors, digital producers and production staff

Required Skills:
• Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills
• Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously
• Ability to synthesize and summarize information into easy-to-understand components
• Creative presentation style and ability to showcase all resources and elements
• Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
• Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available during breaking news

Required Experience:
• Four years producing experience preferred
• Experience with ENPS preferred

• College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news or related field preferred
• Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) with associated producing experience will be considered

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.