Award-winning newsroom with strong journalistic standards is looking for an Executive Producer to oversee the content and flow of daily newscasts and other platforms. The successful candidate must be able to mentor, lead, and coach staff members to produce engaging newscasts with accuracy and consistency. EP will be responsible for highly effective communication of the day’s news on television, radio, web and other digital platforms. This individual will serve as a newsroom leader, setting a constant example of a journalist with a strong work ethic and initiative, and a positive attitude. Person needs to be an excellent multi-tasker with strong organizational skills. Also must possess excellent news judgment, and have strong knowledge of best legal and ethical practices.
• Lead editorial meetings along with assignment managers • Work with producers to prioritize and organize newscasts following station brand and goals • Oversee the content and flow of daily newscasts • Ensures copy is written clearly, concisely and conversationally by reporters, anchors and producers • Must maintain working knowledge of current events, community issues, and list of local contacts • Research and brainstorm story ideas and articulate the ideas so that others understand your vision • Plan special and breaking news coverage and coverage for sweeps periods • Act as a leader in facilitating teamwork of staff members working on the newscasts • Accurately and calmly handles decision-making during on-air process • Manage a team of producers including evaluations and scheduling • Post TV & web assignments for team • Send out text alerts for breaking stories • Oversee topical promotion • Create and approve graphics from inception to on-air • Capable of accurate video editing with an eye for visual elements and graphics that make stories understandable to the viewer • Fill in for assignment managers & producers • Communicate with necessary staff during breaking news • Post content to the web site each day • Engage viewers using social media • Perform other job-related duties as assigned • Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
If you’re selected for this job, you’ll be working in a state-of-the-art HD facility in a competitive news market with TV and Radio stations that each recently received Best Newscast and Best News Operation awards from the Indiana Associated Press. And we cover Notre Dame!
The position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package, including group health & dental, paid time off, 401(k) and more. WSBT-TV is owned by a wonderful, privately-owned multi-media company, Schurz Communications, Inc. Additional information on Schurz is available at www.schurz.com, and via the following video link: http://youtu.be/7OuMd2ikx7k
Interested candidates please visit the following web site:
www.schurz.jobs and search Requisition Number WSBT2081 to learn more about the position and apply. Candidates should supply salary history on their last three (3) positions.
The position offers a competitive hourly wage, paid time off, 401(k) plan and more. WSBT Radio is owned by a wonderful parent company, Schurz Communications, Inc., which owns television, radio, cable and newspaper properties throughout the country. Additional information on Schurz is available at www.schurz.com, and via the following video link: http://youtu.be/7OuMd2ikx7k
Education Required: A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Journalism or a related field.
Experience Required: We’re seeking someone with 5+ years of broadcast experience, preferably with a background as a line producer with newsroom management experience.
Other Requirements: A valid driver’s license, with a good driving record, is required.
Date Available: 8/29/2014
Instructions: Interested candidates should visit www.schurz.jobs and search Requisition Number WSBT2081 to apply.
This company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the creation of a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. We recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate, and provide benefits and privileges to individuals in all job titles without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status. Our company is committed to a fair and equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and valued member of the team.
This job notice expires: 12/31/2014