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Local News Producer

Hearst Television, Needham, MA, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full Time

WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Needham, MA, has an opening for a strong, take-charge Local News Producer who knows how to create dynamic and memorable newscasts. The right candidate will have a track record of being aggressive when news breaks as well as the ability to make decisions and communicate the plan in a clear manner. We expect excellent news judgment and a can-do attitude. Candidates must have experience creating high-end production that showcases the big story, breaking news, and weather. Candidates also must be efficient and calm under pressure and able to play well in a room of same-minded professionals. You will report to the News Director.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Select, research, and write content for live newscasts to make the newscast an "experience" for viewers
  • Work with and guide reporters in story production
  • Coordinate creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff
  • Boothing assigned newscasts, breaking news and weather events
  • Live timing newscasts 
  • In-person attendance is required    


  • 2+ years newscast producing experience
  • Creative presentation skills
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Experience using ENPS or iNews
  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously
  • An ability to organize information into easy-to-understand components
  • Creative presentation style and ability to take advantage of all available resources/elements
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Must be available to work holidays and be flexible with scheduling during breaking news
  • Related military experience will be considered

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

  • Medical | Dental | Vision
  • 401(k) matching
  • Emotional Wellness Support
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • LGBTQ+ Health Services
  • Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

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. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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