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Producer

Hearst Television, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States

The story is yours!

Salary min: $44,000

Salary max: $44,000

Duration: Full-Time


WPBF 25 News, the Hearst owned ABC affiliate in the West Palm Beach markethas an immediate 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 and be able to make decisions and communicate plans in a clear and 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Selecting, researching and writing content for live newscasts to make the newscast an “experience” for viewers
  • Working with and guiding reporters in story production
  • Communicating, coordinating and executing creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff    
  • Self-starter who has a passion for news which includes pitching local enterprise stories as well as have a strong understanding of national/international news
  • Must have excellent showcasing and storytelling skills and be an effective tease writer who always looks for the best sound and video
  • Strong booth skills, which includes always maintaining a calm and commanding presence, along with experience in wall-to-wall coverage for breaking news and weather
  • Aggressive with breaking news coverage
  • Team player and good newsroom citizen who actively participates in the daily news gathering process
  • Write and post stories daily to our digital and social media platforms
  • Use social media platforms to research and write stories for television and digital platforms
  • Work with the Promotions Department to effectively craft teases to promote the newscasts                     

Experience Requirements:

  • 2 years producing experience
  • Creative presentation style
  • Knowledge of ENPS is a plus
  • Military experience in a related occupation specialty will be considered 

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar, and copy-editing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously
  • An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components
  • Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements
  • Understand social media and be able to produce content on our digital platforms
  • 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    

Education:

  • 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

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

 

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.

Want to learn more about Hearst Television? Visit Hearst Television's website.