WXIN/WTTV, A Tribune Media Broadcasting station, seeks an Executive Producer to oversee one of the highest rated newscasts in any time period in the market. There are various positions available with opportunities for Day, Evening and Weekend shifts.
The focus of the EP is to work with the producer on creating the best content with the highest production value possible, while keeping the reporter emphasis on enterprising news stories.
The Executive Producer oversees the station’s newscast. Contributes and approves web and social media content. Leads daily news meetings where stories are discussed and assigned to reporters. When stories are assigned, makes sure reporters know what is known, what is expected of them. (The focus of the story; where it might play in newscasts; possible production techniques to enhance the story.) Works closely with the assignment desk and other staff on story coverage throughout the day/night. Makes sure program producers are kept informed on developments, changes, etc., throughout the day. Assists producers in selecting stories for their broadcasts. Checks producer formats for pace, flow, graphics and content. Edits reporters’ scripts. Assists news director in critiquing daily broadcasts. Has the ability to fill in and produce newscasts. Contributes ideas for news coverage and sweeps stories. Represents station and/or news director at social and community functions.
A successful candidate will have an ultra- competitive and winning attitude. Five years previous producing experience or 3 years executive producing experience preferred. Mush have a strong understanding of how to get content on all platforms under tight deadlines, with an emphasis on web and social media.