Morning News Producer

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!

WHAM: Rochester's news and marketing leader in Upstate New York. We're hard-working, we're award winning, and we believe in the value of each and every member of our team.

WHAM has an immediate opening for a creative Morning News Producer!

The candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day production of our morning newscasts (may be called upon to assist with other time frames if needed). This position will also work closely with the Executive Producer, Director, and Assignment Desk 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. Must be able to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment.

Responsibilities include :
  • Writing news stories, headlines and teases
  • Contacting news sources for story information
  • Producing newscast rundowns
  • Making editorial decisions and contributing daily story and content ideas
  • Communicating with news crews in the field and disseminating information internally
  • Conceiving and creating graphics for news stories
  • Contributing content to web, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Timing newscasts and communicating newscast directions to news and production staff
  • Special projects and assignment editing as needed
  • Hours: Must be available to work all shifts including early mornings, overnights, weekends, and holidays


Required Skills :
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to execute news strategies and goals in daily newscasts
  • Flexibility and on-the-spot problems solving abilities are a must


Required Experience :

  • Two (2) years' broadcast experience and a related college degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Broadcast Journalism
  • Knowledge of ENG, SNG, electronic graphics, social media and newsroom computers
  • Ability to work well with others. Creativity, people skills, and a positive, can-do attitude are needed
  • Valid driver license
  • Must be able to lift 5-10 lbs


When applying online, please include a recent web link of your work.

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