Hearst Autos

Senior Content Producer

3+ months agoPittsburgh, PA

Senior Content Producer

Hearst Television seeks a dynamic, digital Jack or Jill of all trades: a writer-producer-editor to help find new and creative ways to bring the local reporting from HTV's 26 local news stations to national audiences. The senior content producer will be responsible for researching, pitching, writing and editing 5- to 10-minute scripts and videos on a variety of subjects, from true crime to heartwarming stories. The ideal candidate has a passion for video storytelling and making local news content accessible and interesting to a wide national audience.


• Research, pitch, write and edit scripts for digital and television

• Work with the Amplify Team to optimize content for multiple platforms, with an emphasis on YouTube and our 26+ news station sites

• Gather and maintain assets for scripts

• Maintain and manage prescribed deadlines, while thriving in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment

• Report on and interview subjects

• Track stories and produce follow-ups when necessary

• Optimize, edit and publish videos for digital platforms


• 5 years of relevant experience writing scripts for national digital audiences

• Strong understanding of digital video trends, platforms and formats, YouTube experience a plus

• A passion for storytelling and news, with a talent for giving stories a long shelf life

• Proven ability to write compelling narratives that keep the viewer engaged

• Excellent news judgment and an instinct for identifying stories that will resonate

• A desire to experiment, think outside the box and challenge conventional ideas

• Strong writing, reporting, research and production skills

• Deep knowledge of AP style and grammar

• Experience using Adobe Premiere or similar video-editing software

• On-camera experience and interest a plus

Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.