Associate Producer

Salinas, California
Jul 20, 2019
Metro Area
San Jose
Full Time

KSBW-TV has an opening for a highly skilled, ambitious, hardworking Associate Producer to work in our newsroom. The qualified candidate will assist producers in all aspects of producing a newscast.  This will include writing stories, creating graphics, researching information and using video.  Associate Producers also assist in making phone calls to gather information about stories. In addition to writing for our broadcasts, our associate producers are also assigned to write/post stories daily to our website and social media sites. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and writing skills. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to get his or her foot in the door and begin a career in journalism while covering the Salinas/Monterey/Santa Cruz market that makes up California’s magnificent Central Coast. 

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Write copy for daily newscasts. 

  • Assist producers and reporters with research.

  • Communicate effectively with assignment editors, producers, reporters, photographers, editors production staff and news managers

  • Have an understanding of social media and be able to produce content on our digital platforms.

  • Researching and writing stories for television and digital platforms.

  • Making follow up calls and beat calls


Qualifications Requirements:

· Familiarity with social media.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Ability to remain calm under pressure.

· Ability to work on deadlines.

· Ability to work in a team environment.

· Knowledge of ENPS is a plus.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in communications or journalism preferred.  Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) considered.