News Producer - WPXI TV


Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15214

Location: PA-Pittsburgh

Job Title:  News Producer - WPXI TV


Position Overview

WPXI TV Pittsburgh is in search of a News Producer who consistently crafts in-depth, fast-paced, memorable newscasts. The successful candidate must be able to own breaking news inside newscasts and in extended coverage. Must be able to showcase content using newsroom set and tools to enhance storytelling.  In addition, successful candidates must have an understanding of coverage on all platforms and are expected to help generate enterprise story ideas.  Collaboration with others is a must for this position, and candidates should be open to feedback and have a desire to grow in their role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicate with reporters and content center to develop storytelling within broadcast   
  • Write for broadcast including intros and tags creating cohesive storytelling   
  • Work with Executive Producer and Managing Editor to execute daily newscasts     
  • Participate in daily editorial meetings   
  • Command control in the room by communicating a clear vision to the production team, reporters and anchors   
  • Build relationships with all team members proactively including anchors and meteorologists 
  • Understand and execute station research   
  • Assist in the production of special projects and other content related to program and/or station   
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions  
  • Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism  
  • Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects 
  • Ability to prioritize assignments  
  • Balance of strong journalist skills, ability to execute action plans and creative vision to support strong show delivery   
  • Ability to recognize stories with potential and develop them into compelling broadcast content   
  • Ability to scour social media for story ideas and make calls to confirm   
  • Excellent time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment 

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3 years professional experience in local TV news is preferred  
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or University in Journalism or Communications preferred  

About Cox Media Group
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Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh