News Producer

Hearst Television, Pittsburgh, PA USA

The story is yours!

Duration: Full-Time

WTAE-TV, the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA has an opening for a strong, take-charge News 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, a can-do attitude, and the ability to follow and execute research-based strategies that are developed and implemented by the news management team. 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:
    • Two years producing experience preferred
    • Experience with ENPS preferred


  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
    • 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 employees who receive a written offer of employment 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.

    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.