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

Date Posted: 5/28/2022

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Job Summary

WPXI is looking for a Content Center Producer to join our dynamic team!

Do you have keen news judgment? Have you demonstrated excellence in a fast-paced, high-performing environment? Are you looking to be a part of a newsroom that will challenge you and reward you? Do you work effectively across multiple mediums? Do you have a firm grasp on what moves the needle across digital and social networks? Can you combine journalistic know-how with versatile media skills? 

Cox Media Group – WPXI in Pittsburgh is looking to hire a full-time Content Center Producer to join the newly formed Content Center team. The ideal candidate is someone who loves to gather content and see it through from online and on-air, to social distribution. The applicant needs to have good communication skills, work well with newsroom staff and have technical knowledge of news gathering. The ideal candidate must have strong editorial judgement, possess strong organizational skills and be digitally savvy. You must be able to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines, be aggressive on breaking news and be self-motivated.

A content center producer is responsible for logistics working directly with reporters, photographers, producers, managers and the fellow content center producers to cover the news of the day, as well as generate enterprise stories. Planning and the ability to look ahead and anticipate coverage is a must.  

The ideal candidate MUST possess a sense of urgency, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and news judgment. This person will monitor police/fire scanners for multiple counties; field phone calls, monitor emails and scan multiple branded social media accounts for news tips from the public. You will dispatch crews to cover content for our digital, radio and television platforms. 

A content center producer is a skilled writer and an expert in the field of social media. They operate as an integral member of the content center team, and one of their primary responsibilities is to drive results to help us meet analytics-based goals and convert digital users into television viewers.

Schedule may include nights, weekends and holidays, and overnights.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • You will be responsible gathering stories and working with your manager to determine the best platform to share those stories.
  • You will write web content, handle crew logistics, working directly with reporters, photographers, producers and other newsroom managers to stay on top of the news of the day.
  • Because Pittsburgh is a hub for major news events, you will work with NBC affiliates, CNN, CMG stations, local partners and other media organizations across the country.
  • You must have working knowledge of live trucks, LiveU, and other broadcast feed paths.
  • You are responsible for monitoring content resources like station email, phones, scanners, social media and handling logistics for field crews.
  • You will need to see the big picture and understand the significance of editorial content.

 

 

What we look for

WHAT WE LOOK FOR:

  • At least 1-year of newsroom experience
  • BA or equivalent professional experience
  • Strong understanding of AP-style writing
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms
  • Ability to multi-task, strong organizational and communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Pittsburgh market/tri-state region is a plus
  • The ability to sit for extended periods of time, standing, bending, moderate lifting of 25 lbs. may be required

WHAT WE OFFER YOU: WHY YOU SHOULD WORK AT CMG:

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 flexible 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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