Sr. Producer in Pittsburgh, PA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 10/12/2021

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Job Summary

WPXI is in search of an Sr. Producer who can serve our audience and be a leader within our newsroom. 
The successful candidate must be able to own breaking news inside newscasts and in extended coverage. In addition, successful candidates must understand coverage on all platforms and is expected to help generate enterprise story ideas. We are in search of an Sr. Producer who can emerge as a newsroom leader, make solid decisions and execute a coverage plan both on-air and on all WPXI digital platforms. 

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.

This Sr. Producer must also understand and implement station research in a way which supports and enhances the WPXI brand.  Collaboration with others is a must for this position. 
•    Collaborate with a team to craft relevant, energetic, important and memorable newscasts 
•    Develop graphic for production by Design Department 
•    Copy edit Opens, Stories, and Teases 
•    Assign stories to anchors, writers, and editors for scripting, production, and timing 
•    Consult with Director, Anchor, other Producers, and other Managers on production needs 
•    Understand and effectively use all platforms 
•    Other duties may be assigned 

 

 

What we look for

•    A minimum of 2 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 
•    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions 
•    Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism

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