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Local News Editor/Photographer

Hearst Television, Needham, MA, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full Time

WCVB Channel 5, a Hearst-owned ABC affiliate, has an opening for a creative, collegial individual to be part of our award-winning, nightly half-hour news magazine program, Chronicle. We are seeking an accomplished video editor to support our mission to share the stories of New England in a visually stunning way. As member of the Chronicle team you will work both collaboratively and independently to help create programs that bring words and video to life. You will bring an artist’s eye, attention to detail, and a sense of creativity and fun to the job.

You will create show projects in Adobe Premiere; edit nightly show opens and teases; digitize field SD cards, cut content for social media, record narration tracks, and manage the archiving process for Chronicle video. You will work closely with the Executive Producer and Managing Editor to prioritize tasks. While the primary responsibilities are within Chronicle, you will also edit the General Manager’s weekly editorials and support WCVB’s urban news and feature magazine program, Cityline. Chronicle editors also work closely with designer on graphics and with videographers on best practices.

You may occasionally edit half-hour Chronicle episodes and assist in shooting video in the field. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Cut nightly show opens and teases. Preview all packages prior to nightly broadcast and troubleshoot problems
  • Archive all original Chronicle content and manage the program’s digital archives 
  • Work with catalog systems to record and locate necessary video
  • Gather and edit video and still pictures
  • Possess the ability to edit show packages for both broadcast and digital platforms
  • Work with producers to ensure their creative vision is executed with vivid video and natural sound, music, and graphics
  • In person attendance is required


  • 5-10 years of editing long-form packages
  • Minimum three years of experience working with Adobe Premiere
  • Videography experience strongly preferred
  • Exceptional ability to use digital editing tools, specifically the Adobe creative suite, and a willingness to work in a team-based environment
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Understanding of the principles and ethics of journalism
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated 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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