Associate Producer

Date Posted: 10/15/2019

Job Description

WTSP 10, the CBS affiliate in Tampa (the 11th largest market), is leading local media into the future and seeking an associate producer. We are looking for an energetic and passionate storyteller, communicator and technician with superior organizational and communication skills to assist in the planning, research, production, writing and directing of television production projects. The ideal candidate for the position of Associate Producer has a passion for the public media sector and a desire to be extraordinary at content production in WTSP’s performance and deadline-driven atmosphere. Associate Producer is a full-time, non-exempt position at WTSP that should be able to work day-time hours.


  • Associate Producer assumes a supporting role during the preparation and operation of the WTSP television studios and production control room during recorded and live productions.
  • Creates high-quality video content for broadcast and online platforms.
  • Plans, researches, produces, and writes scripts for television production projects;
  • Assists in the management and direction of the television crew during studio production. Duties during studio production include operation of the video switcher and associated devices during recorded and live studio productions. This includes switching video sources, performing live digital effects and transitions, inserting pre-recorded material, graphics and titles into programs, and routing internal and external video and audio sources.
  • Ability to coordinate and liaison with other technical areas
  • Assistance in productions ensures all positions are manned and all equipment and facilities are checked out and ready before the recording session or live broadcast begins.
  • Assists in providing guidance on crew assignments, camera shots and the most efficient method to accomplish tasks.
  • Develops studio presentation of programs and events, including the use of lighting, audio, camera placement and blocking and set development (both physical and virtual sets,) floor management and storyboarding.
  • Provides customer service to all partners and clients involved in productions, ensuring consistent, accurate and timely communications.
  • Perform other duties and/or projects as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Minimum requirements: an associate’s degree in television, electronic media communications, one to three years’ experience.
  • Must have strong attention to detail, be a proactive team player, and work quickly, accurately, and independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with script-writing and technical directing skills for both live and pre-recorded productions.
  • Skills in negotiating and collaborating with both technical and creative personnel. This includes coordinating with production, education, development, marketing and engineering departments.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed, while also able to work collaboratively within a diverse team environment.
  • Maintain familiarity with broadcast technical specifications and the range of equipment implemented during productions.
  • Demonstrates strong interest in career growth and upward mobility.
  • Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and meet stated deadlines.
  • Attention, follow-through, dependability and good judgment are critical for success in this role.

The candidate must be proficient in the following or an equivalent product:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Mac OSX
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Teleprompter



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.



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About Us

If you are looking for an exciting, cutting-edge atmosphere where you can thrive and develop your professional skills, WTSP 10News is the place to be. We are looking for talented individuals who want to grow and succeed. We will invest in training and encourage professional growth.  People who work at WTSP 10News love being here and you will too.