Associate Producer/Small Market

Assists the producer in putting the newscast together. Duties may include writing, editing, organizing scripts, running the teleprompter, or helping the assignment editor by making beat calls. An AP needs good writing and editing skills, and may often be called upon to make simple editorial decisions when editing video by choosing the shots that match the copy. The AP will generally be required to rewrite wire copy. The AP may also be responsible for cueing up tapes, making sure scripts are in order, and monitoring the scanner during the newscast.