Raycom Media

Commercial Writer/Producer/Director

# of Openings
Marketing/Creative Services
Employment Status
Regular Full-Time
Work Days
Work Hours

Job Overview

Commercial Writer/Producer/Director


KHNL/KGMB TV – Hawaii News Now


Hawaii News Now (CBS and NBC affiliated television stations), the dominant news organization and premier multimedia company in Honolulu, Hawaii has an exciting full-time opportunity for an experienced Commercial Writer/Producer/Director to join our marketing team and help us grow our clients’ business.


You are a creative, enthusiastic individual who can conceptualize, write, produce, direct and edit video advertisements for clients of Hawaii News Now. You are an idea-generator that can develop compelling and innovative creative concepts within varying levels of budget and resources while tailoring messages to audiences on different platforms, including broadcast and digital. You can execute a project from conception to post-production on your own as you are experienced in script-writing, shooting, non-linear editing and graphics. You are also a team player that collaborates well with others, including clients, sales account executives, vendors, and other producers, photographers and editors. You are organized and self-motivated, allowing you to balance multiple projects with competing deadlines simultaneously.


You place an emphasis on the importance of the overall creative message. The projects you produce are visually appealing, effective at servicing the needs and goals of the client, and compelling enough to excite consumers into taking action. You have a strong work ethic and are deadline-oriented, taking the initiative to ensure projects are always moving forward. Most importantly, you exhibit an energetic, positive attitude, are passionate about the work you do, and have a strong sense of caring about the success of our marketing and sales teams and the many clients we serve.


If you are the person above, we want to hear from you!


The primary responsibilities for this position will include developing, writing, producing, directing and editing commercial video productions for both traditional media (commercial :30s and :15s) and digital media (including pre/mid/post-roll, branded content, and long format). You will be responsible for managing/tracking budget and resources spent on projects, attending meetings with or without sales account executives and will serve as a client’s primary consultant on commercial production. You may also occasionally assist on other productions and projects. This position reports to the Marketing Director and works under the supervision of the Assistant Marketing Director, who may change or assign other duties to this position.


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, communications or related field; can be substituted for 5 years experience in media marketing, advertising and promotion
  • 5 years experience writing, producing, directing and editing video content for various platforms
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience in developing compelling content for broadcast and digital consumption
  • Proficiency in editing software, including Adobe Premiere
  • Working knowledge of other Adobe Creative Suite Software (AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Must be able to lift up to 25-lbs. and stand for extended periods of time (2-8 hours) during production shoots/events in both indoor and outdoor environments.

An ideal candidate would also possess the following qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in a broadcast television or agency production department
  • Prior experience working directly with clients
  • Experience in videography & cinematography
  • Experience in video motion graphic design
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite Software.

Hawaii News Now was selected as one of Hawaii’s Best Places to Work for the third year in a row by its employees and Hawaii Business Magazine (2015-2017). We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience.  Candidate must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen.


Interested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications, please apply at https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com and attach your cover letter, resume, and a link to your broadcast/creative demo reel. No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V


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