Lancaster, Pennsylvania

WGAL, the Hearst Television NBC affiliate in Lancaster, PA, has an opening for a highly motivated and creative News Editor to work in a very competitive news market. This position requires flexible scheduling and availability. Our ideal candidate has an excellent eye forvisual compelling storytelling and is passionate about combining strong writing and storytelling with great pictures and sound.

Job Responsibilities:

• Edit stories, videos, and newscasts on tight deadlines.

• Maintain news archives.

• Operate electronic newsgathering equipment.

• Nonlinear editing (using Adobe Premiere) of newscast elements including PKGs, VOs, VOSOTs, opens, teases and preproduction material.

• Effectively collaborates with producers, reporters and managers to produce high quality stories.

• Ensuring proper storage and organization of media files.

• Maintaining standards for all edited material.

• Taking in ENG and SNG feeds.

• Any other editing duties as assigned by news managers.

Experience Requirements:

• Previous editing experience required.

• Professional experience with nonlinear editing software (Adobe Premiere or equivalent) required.

• Military video editing experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:

• Ability to work on linear and non- linear equipment.

• Proficiency editing with Adobe Premiere.

• Must be able to handle and juggle multiple editing assignments under strict deadlines.

• Knowledge of current television production techniques.

• Familiarity with mass communications law and media responsibilities.

• Communicate effectively with photographers and producers.

• Must be able to record multiple feeds on a digital encoding system.

• Able to search for source materials from multiple outlets and platforms.

• Able to work in a fast paced, detail-oriented environment with calm, skilled execution.

• Must be a dependable and reliable team player

• Possess a valid drivers' license and good driving record.


• High School Diploma.

• Some college or technical school preferred.

• Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) is a plus.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Hearst Television is a national multi-media company with operations serving nearly three dozen U.S cities, reaching one out of every five U.S households. We deliver local and national news, weather, information, sports, and entertainment programming via every available content-delivery platform. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the media industry’s premier companies, where quality journalism and service to the community are our core values. The company and its employees have been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a subsidiary of The Hearst Corporation. Founded in 1887, Hearst is one of the world’s most admired private media and information companies with some 200 business in more than 150 companies. 

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