Associate News Producer
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 9/20/2019

Job Description

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country!  Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees.  Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!  We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

ABC 7/WJLA-TV in Washington, DC has an immediate opening for an energetic, creative Associate News Producer. The candidate will be responsible for the daily news writing, guest booking and segment production for our morning, evening, and/or weekend newscasts and talk shows. This position will also work closely with Executive Producers, Producers, Directors, and the Assignment Desk on daily news content and production for television and digital platforms. The Associate Producer will fill in for producers on newscasts, talk shows and news specials when required.

The ideal candidate must show experience producing and writing content for television news and digital platforms, plus ability to navigate social media sites and post segments. The candidate must also have a passion for news and entertainment information, excellent communication skills, and the ability to execute news strategies and goals of a large news operation. Flexibility and quick problem-solving abilities are a must. Journalism degree preferred. Candidates should have proficiency with non-linear editing (i.e. Avid) and newsroom operating systems such as iNews.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing copy for newscasts and talk shows
  • News, entertainment and community events segment booking and producing
  • Back-up line producing of talk shows and newscasts
  • Posting stories online and to social media
  • Assisting with other newsroom duties as assigned
  • Ability to work weekends, overnight shifts and some holidays

Skills:

  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to write quality broadcast news copy under tight deadlines
  • You must have strong writing and news judgment skills

While completing the online application, please include a recent web link of your work.  If you do not have a web link of your work, please apply online and send a cover letter, resume and work or writing samples to: 

WJLA-TV
Attn: Director of Content
1100 Wilson Boulevard, 6th Floor
Arlington, VA  22209

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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About Us

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.

We believe Sinclair Broadcast Group’s people are our most important asset. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. Sinclair's success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of broadcasting and we need talented, dedicated, ethical professionals to do so. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. To be the best, you have to attract the best. This is why we provide opportunity for advancement, a challenging work environment, and a company culture with open communication and teamwork. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!

We also offer excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Company-sponsored medical/prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-paid Life and Disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Education reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday, and PTO
  • And more…