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Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.

Creative Producer/Editor – True Crime

Publishing and Broadcasting



Arlington, Virginia, United States

Sinclair prides itself on being first-on-the-scene whenever there is breaking news in our local markets, and through our relentless follow-up we have often played an invaluable role in solving the unsolved. With nearly 30 years of archival content, and more offenses happening every day, we are creating a new digital destination to unite armchair detectives across the country as we dive deeper into the world of True Crime.

To help bring our vision to life, we are seeking an experienced Producer/Editor who has a strong background bringing creative projects to life in all mediums and can independently take assigned stories through all stages of production from conception to completion. In this role you will be equal parts writer, producer, and editor, and will be responsible for delivering a high-volume of highly sharable original content for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, as well new digital platforms as they evolve. The content you create will take on many forms including, but not limited to, static images, image carousels, short-form video, and super-sized video packages. To be successful in this role you must be an expert at collaborating with local journalists to convey project needs to ensure we are captivating audiences with compelling True Crime content. You should come to this role with a keen interest in the genre, as well as having a proven track record in creating multi-platform original programming across digital, video, and audio.

If you’re looking to become a part of a dynamic team of fellow true crime sleuths, we’d love to hear from you.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Attend daily Content Strategy Sessions, and pitch/produce original social content surrounding the true crime stories of the moment.
  • Review daily broadcasts, digital content, and raw video, and repackage selected true crime content into engaging social segments aligned to our editorial vision
  • Oversee all research elements for assigned projects including obtaining court records, submitting FOIA requests, thoroughly researching archives to secure materials for production.
  • Manage the clearance and permission of use for third party assets and collaborate with news stations to ensure the proper delivery of assets to specs.
  • Pitch, script, and produce/edit original photo/video content
  • Research and scout locations and interview subjects and obtain all necessary permissions to shoot
  • Shoot/Direct field productions and in-studio content.
  • Work in coordination with Creative Service to develop and design social graphics that maintain brand guidelines through all video and social content.
  • Coordinate with national and local news teams on coverage plans for co-presented stories
  • Review social and digital analytics and translate them into actionable steps to increase engagement and content performance.


  • 8+ years writing/producing original content in print, video, and social.
  • Minimum 3-5 years hands-on experience in all aspects of video production including shooting, lighting, sound recording & editing, and ability to operate all associated equipment.
  • Must have a solid understanding of layout and design and the ability to follow brand guidelines to ensure a consistent brand aesthetic across all assets.
  • Social Media expert with extensive familiarity with all platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
  • Substantial understanding of and passion for audience analytics.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Premiere Rush, Photoshop, After Effects, etc), and other creative software.
  • Familiarity with podcast production is also a plus.
  • This position requires impeccable spelling and grammar, a deep understanding of social media trends and what works on each platform, vertical video editing skills, and the ability to capture well composed videos on a phone.
  • Must be highly motivated, extremely organized, and come to the position with a uniquely creative mind.
  • Must be comfortable with ambiguity and change that may come about as our team evolves over time
  • Only applicants with sites and/or reels of their work will be considered.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We're at the forefront of NextGen technology, enabling innovative new ways to engage with broadcast content like never before. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.