1 day old

Executive Assistant

Lancaster, PA
  • Job Code
Executive Assistant - Hearst Television Careers

Executive Assistant


🔍 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

Administrative Support & General Services
1700867 Requisition #
Apply for Job
Recommend to a Friend
Sign Up for Job Alerts

WGAL-TV, the Hearst Television owned, NBC affiliate in Lancaster, PA has an opening for an Executive Assistant. This position provides critical support to the President/General Manager of WGAL 8 by performing confidential assignments, coordinating daily operations of the department, and handling administrative duties.  The position also serves as the bridge of communication between the station President/General Manager, internal departments and the community. Demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust, and support with senior management and staff.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves as liaison in establishing and maintaining working relationships both internally and externally, including industry related boards and professional organizations; exercises confidentiality, resourcefulness, and creativity in responding to internal and external inquiries.
  • Maintains Outlook Calendar and coordinates meetings with excellent organization of the administrative office.
  • Answers incoming calls; takes messages as needed; refers callers to other internal departments if appropriate. Addresses viewer concerns and problem-solves when needed.
  • Handles administrative and business office correspondence; routes items to other appropriate persons as needed; independently responds to correspondence as appropriate.
  • Learn various systems to pull daily, weekly, and monthly reports. Depending on the data collected more specific and specialized reports may need to be pulled as well.
  • Maintains current list of contacts. Maintains current and historical confidential business files (hardcopy and electronic).
  • Works with others on the FCC Public File and necessary reports.
  • Makes travel and accommodation arrangements; prepares expense reports for reimbursement.
  • Completes projects and a variety of special assignments by establishing objectives; determining priorities, managing time, gaining cooperation of others, monitoring progress; problem-solving, making adjustments to plans.
  • Coordinates all station meetings for equipment needs, staff notification and set up.
  • Completes other duties as assigned for the President/General Manager. 

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail, which are critical competencies;
  • Have organizational aptitude and expertise coupled with dedication;  
  • Possess strong grammar and writing skills;
  • Work effectively and confidentially with a variety of people in a diverse workforce;
  • Be adaptable to changing work requirements;
  • Be able to multi-task;
  • Possess a high degree of professional integrity;
  • Demonstrate a strong client service orientation;
  • Prioritize conflicting needs, handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow-through on projects to successful completion, often with tight deadline;
  • Be proficient with software applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Be eager to learn broadcasting industry and prepare reports and evaluate data;
  • Be a positive, enthusiastic contributor.


  • College experience preferred or equivalent work experience. 

  • At least three years’ experience providing support to c-level executive or senior officer or equivalent combination of related education and experience including military experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally handle confidential and sensitive issues; proficient administrative skills to supporting executive level management. 

About Hearst Television

We are Hearst Television, a national multimedia company. We own and operate 30 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 26 television markets across 39 states, reaching approximately 21 million US television households. Our mission is to be #1 in broadcasting, achieving that status with integrity, respect and community spirit.

That’s the bigger picture. But there’s another story here too. A story of an award-winning, diverse, stable, supportive employer, guided by strong principles and engaged, involved professionals who believe in what they do.


Television is a high profile medium, and most people will recognize the Hearst name. But, within Hearst, Hearst Television has a distinctive culture of our own and a track record to be proud of in our own right. Our success is built on how we support our people, support our communities and always place integrity at the center of every action we take.

Because Hearst Television is an established, stable organization with real history and heritage, we have values, a vision and a leadership style that are firmly embedded in our operations. There’s definitely an identifiable ‘Hearst Way’ of doing things: supporting your colleagues, acting with integrity, and always thinking about the bigger picture when making decisions.


Our Leadership Values set a code of standards for our employees in their relationships with colleagues, customers, audiences and the communities we serve. Our values include:

Set the highest standards of integrity, character, honesty and fairness. Articulate a clear vision of what is to be accomplished. Communicate effectively. Help others succeed. Respect and trust your colleagues. Value different skills, talent and ideas. Recognize good performances. Be customer focused. Be passionate and take pride in what you do. Have fun and WIN!


We recently conducted focus groups with employees from more than 50% of our stations – with the objective of better understanding our culture, our shared ways of working and the features of Hearst Television that people prized the most. The findings were genuinely fascinating. People who work here love the way that they have a voice and opportunities to express themselves. While we may be part of the wider Hearst Corporation, we still have a family feel and a collaborative, supportive environment. There’s a sense of community, and an appreciation of the stability that comes with life in a big organization. At the same time, everybody recognizes that we’re ambitious too. We’re established, but not set in our ways. Big, but never slow to move. Above all, it’s our integrity that counts the most. We’re renowned for bringing the news to our communities with sincerity and transparency. People trust us – and that makes our employees proud to work here.

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.

Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.

Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.

Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

Job Hunting Advice

Resume Writing

Career Guidance

Share this job:

Executive Assistant

Hearst Television Inc
Lancaster, PA

Share this job

Executive Assistant

Hearst Television Inc
Lancaster, PA

Separate email addresses with commas

Enter valid email address for sender.

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast