Overview

WSBT has an immediate opening for a Producer / Host for our Hometown Living Show. This hybrid position is newly created and will offer the best of being behind the scenes and in front of the camera. This person will help produce the show and be in the community reporting on news that matters to our viewers during the week. We are looking for someone who is flexible, creative, and energetic and who can think and perform outside the box. The ideal candidate should have an understanding of what goes into a good story. They should have great writing skills, a solid work ethic and a positive attitude.

The ideal candidate will have:

Solid judgment
Be a compelling and accurate writer
Be able to multitask and manage time in order to put together an exciting and informative newscast
Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment
Strong leadership and communication skills
Assists with all daily show preparation and content generation
Assist the Executive Producer with booking guests and writing teases
Flexibility and on-the-spot problem solving abilities are a must
Experience with managing live shots is required Experience with Live-U is a plus
Professional interaction and collaboration with clients and guests is required
The ability to carry out sales segments as assigned
Contributes content to the website and all digital platforms
Coordinate and Meet with Marketing Consultants and Mangers as assigned to schedule sales clients for interviews and shoots
Interacts with viewers on social media
Produce sales segments (live and pre-taped) in rundown
Create and order graphics for paid/non-paid segments
Select or provide b-roll for interviews
Proficient with non-linear editing (i.e. Avid) and newsroom systems, such as iNews
Smooth/pleasant delivery
Strong writing skills and news judgment
Sharp video shooting and editing skills
Must have and maintain a valid license and a good driving record
Experience:

Must have some previous news producing experience at a commercial TV station, although the right entry-level candidate may be considered
A journalism degree is preferred
Proven knowledge and experience working with current media creation tools and contemporary newsroom systems
Strong writing and copy-editing skills are a must
Must be able to work well under pressure to meet strict deadlines
Creative storytelling The ability to work well independently
Experience working with clients and sales teams in a production environment is preferred
Experience with live shots is required
Experience with Live-U is a plus
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About WSBT/Sinclair Broadcast Group

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is a diversified media company and a leading provider of local sports and news. The Company owns and/or operates 21 regional sports network brands; owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets; owns multiple national networks including Tennis Channel and Stadium; and has TV stations affiliated with all the major broadcast networks. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital and streaming platforms NewsON and STIRR.