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Assistant Producer (Government Matters)

Sinclair Broadcast Group • Arlington, VA

Posted 17 days ago

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Broadcasting - Radio - TV


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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!

WJLA-TV & NewsChannel 8 is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated Assistant Producer.  With the re-launch of our new daily program Government Matters, where we have a tremendous number of effective tools to reach the federal marketplace. The candidate will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day production of our daily program. This position will also work closely with the Executive Producer on the newscast and its content. In this position you will determine the content and flow of newscasts, work with management and on-air staff to generate and write stories, and also develop content for our web site.

The ideal candidate will have solid news judgment, be a compelling and accurate writer, and be able to multitask and manage their time in order to put together an exciting and informative newscast. In addition to the ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Book guests
  • Write scripts
  • Add production elements to show
    • -Pull & edit video
    • -Add & make graphic elements
  • Line produce show
  • Greet & handle guests for show
  • Edit TV show in post-production
  • Post show to web & social media platforms
  • Upload and edit Government Matters podcast
  • Pitch ideas for segments & remote video shoots
  • Assistant field produce when needed

Ideal candidates will have experience with the following:

  • iNews
  • Avid editing system
  • Interest in the federal government – how it works, policy, IT, cybersecurity, military/defense

The candidate must also have strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and the ability to execute news strategies and goals in daily newscasts. Flexibility and on-the-spot problems solving abilities are a must. Journalism degree preferred.

When applying online, candidate must provide examples of newscast they have produced that show exceptional creativity. Please provide a link to your work.

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

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Job ID: 9731
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