Associate Producer

WFTS Tampa, FL

Join us in the Florida sunshine! WFTS-TV, the Scripps-owned Action News ABC affiliate in Tampa (DMA 13) is seeking an Associate News Producer. Successful candidate will have experience line-producing in smaller markets, or assisting with news writing and fill-in producing in medium to larger markets. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a proven ability to build and showcase news content.

The Associate Producer is responsible for assisting in gathering, writing and editing content for daily programming.

Key activities

* Works closely with Executive Producers and Producers to determine content needs.

* Assists in the development of content for multiple platforms in AP and broadcast style.

* Executes time sensitive decisions.

* Writes clearly for multiple platforms.

* Edits video for multiple platforms.

* Posts content to station's websites.

* Perform additional duties as assigned.


* BS/BA in related field.

* Generally 1-2 years experience as a TV writer or producer in related field.

Skills and Abilities

* Strong verbal and written communication skills, including grammar, storytelling abilities, and news judgement.

* Ability to perform multiple tasks in a face paced environment.

* Proficiency in computer based editing, Final Cut Pro and basic computer skills including MS Office.

* Detail-oriented and able to work effectively under deadlines.

* Knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws.

Work environment

* Newsroom.

* Deadline driven and fast-paced environment.

* May work holidays, weekends, and nights if necessary.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs an expanding collection of local and national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Midroll Media; and fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff. Scripps produces original programming including "Pickler & Ben," runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

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