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WPBF 25 News, the Hearst owned ABC affiliate in the West Palm Beach market, has an immediate opening for a strong, take-charge Producer who knows how to create memorable newscasts.

The right candidate will have a track record of being creative, aggressive and be able to make decisions and communicate plans in a clear and concise manner.

We expect excellent news judgment and a can-do attitude.

Candidates must have a proven track record of winning the big story, breaking news, and weather.

Candidates must be fast and calm under pressure.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Selecting, researching and writing content for live newscasts to make the newscast an “experience” for viewers
  • Working with and guiding reporters in story production
  • Communicating, coordinating and executing creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff
  • Self-starter who has a passion for news which includes pitching local enterprise stories as well as have a strong understanding of national/international news
  • Must have excellent showcasing and storytelling skills and be an effective tease writer who always looks for the best sound and video
  • Strong booth skills, which includes always maintaining a calm and commanding presence, along with experience in wall-to-wall coverage for breaking news and weather
  • Aggressive with breaking news coverage
  • Team player and good newsroom citizen who actively participates in the daily news gathering process
  • Write and post stories daily to our digital and social media platforms
  • Use social media platforms to research and write stories for television and digital platforms
  • Work with the Promotions Department to effectively craft teases to promote the newscasts

Experience Requirements:

  • 2 years producing experience
  • Creative presentation style
  • Knowledge of ENPS is a plus
  • Military experience in a related occupation specialty will be considered  

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar, and copy-editing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously
  • An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components
  • Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements
  • Understand social media and be able to produce content on our digital platforms
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends, and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available during breaking news


  • College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field preferred
  • Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) with associated producing experience will be considered

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.

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