Writer/Producer
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 9/15/2020

Job Description



Sinclair Broadcast Group’s News Team is growing! We are seeking experienced writer/producers to create content for our news platforms.


 


The ideal candidate needs to be nimble and knowledgeable on national and regional news as well as politics. Must be able to write, produce and edit video. We are looking for people with news experience and a track record of making smart content decisions. Writer/producer will be a part of a team that will create content for the entire station group while serving the specific needs for our corporate news programs. The ideal candidate must be a team player with strong communication and writing skills.


 


Essential Duties and Requirements include the following:



  • Write stories for daily newscasts and digital platforms

  • Conduct research on stories in the news cycle

  • Gather, write, edit and deliver news content when breaking news occurs

  • Edit video news stories for all platforms

  • Write scripts and material for stories under tight deadlines

  • Knowledge and skills for integrating content with accompanying digital and social platforms

  • Understanding of news writing and story structure

  • Other duties as assigned



Qualifications: To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 



  • Must have 3 years’ experience in Journalism

  • Must have strong communication and writing skills

  • Must be extremely organized, motivated and a self-starter

  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize in a constantly changing news environment





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


 


About Us


 


Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!


 


About the Team


 


The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.


 


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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Cockeysville, MD
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/15/2020

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…