Associate Producer

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Location: Salinas, CA US
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Job Description

KSBW, on California’s magnificent Central Coast is searching for an Associate Producer to join our award-winning news team. This is an entry-level position for any person hoping to get on the newscast producer track. Duties will include story writing, research and producing newscasts as well as writing and producing content for and for KSBW social media sites. Qualified candidates will have a broadcasting related college degree; preference to candidates with professional newsroom experience. KSBW-TV covers the Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz areas of California’s central coast and is a dominant NBC affiliate and Hearst Television station.   Interested candidates should include resume, references (required!), writing samples and - if available- tape/clips of your work with your application.

Job Responsibilities

  • Write copy for daily newscasts and edit videos.
  • Assist producers and reporters with research.
  • Communicate effectively with assignment editors, producers, reporters, photographers, editors production staff and news managers.
  • Have an understanding of social media and be able to produce content on our digital platforms.
  • Researching and writing stories for television and digital platforms.
  • Making follow up calls and beat calls.
  • Assisting in producing daily newscasts

Required Skills

  • Familiarity with social media.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Ability to work on deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of ENPS are pluses.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required with an emphasis in communication or journalism preferred or equivalent work experience.

Required Experience

  • Entry level position
Hearst Television Stations