Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Associate Producer - WPXI TV in Pittsburgh, PA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 5/21/2022

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Job Summary

The Associate Producer is responsible for assisting Producer and/or Executive Producer with daily content prep, recording, editing, and planning of daily and/or weekly content. Create and execute newscasts based on research information and goals.  They collaborate with reporters on best video and stories of the day.  Work with assignment desk and associate producers to find stories and ensure accurate reporting and spelling.  Concise writing and accurate writing is required. Ensures the use of graphics, story selection, and pace are on target with action plans and style guidelines.    

This is a full-time role; must be available to work varied hours as needed.  

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Communicates with information sources and producers to prepare reports for broadcast.  
  • Communicates with reporters to find the best video stories of the day.  
  • Writes accurate and compelling teases.  
  • Works with assignment desk to find stories, help assign reporters and make sure information is confirmed.  
  • Works with executive producer and talent to execute daily broadcasts.  
  • Concise, accurate writing that executes research findings.  
  • Ensures graphics, story selection and show pace are on target with action plans and style guidelines.  
  • Orders graphics for newscasts  
  • Booth newscasts may also need to help with live shots.  
  • Assists in the production of special projects and other content related to program and/or station.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.  

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:

  • Minimum 1-3 years of broadcast experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred  
  • Excellent creative writing and communication skills  
  • Ability to recognize stories with potential and develop them into compelling broadcast content  
  • Highly detail oriented with the ability to execute ideas  
  • Comfortable working with talent, and other high-profile individuals  
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment  
  • Familiar with MS Outlook, Word and Excel preferred  
  • Must be available to work varied hours as needed   
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.  

CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements. We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.  

We provide valuable local content to viewers in the communities we serve through our 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 53 top-performing radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. Our portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. We also offer a full suite of national, regional, local, and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut.  

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.  

We promote the safety and well-being of our employees by requiring that all newly hired CMG employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.  

 If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today! 

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