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Executive Producer



Reporting to the Director of News, the Executive Producer will oversee station newscasts. The successful candidate will excel at owning breaking news and showcasing investigative/enterprise content, as well as weather and traffic. The Executive Producer will be responsible for crafting relevant, well-paced memorable newscasts that have high production value. The successful candidate must also understand news coverage on all platforms and use the station’s website, mobile apps and social media platforms to bring viewers to on-air newscasts.



  • Oversee newscasts, making sure they meet research goals and the mission of being the go-to source for weather, breaking news and enterprise/investigative content
  • Supervise Producers and Writers, making sure newscasts are filled with valuable content that is clear and easy to understand
  • Ensure producers execute tease and “meter click-point” strategies
  • Ensure newscasts regularly showcase and execute process language
  • Read through newscasts and approve scripts, making sure the value of stories is delivered in the first ten seconds
  • Copy edit newscasts to make sure scripts are accurate and do not contain spelling or grammatical errors
  • Maximize of graphics and pre-production to make the newscast clear and easy to understand
  • Look for opportunities for digital team to send push alerts pushing back to our air
  • Consistently integrate references/pushes to our digital and social media products
  • Work with production team to ensure that ideas can be executed with robotic cameras and control room automation system
  • Regularly monitor tweetdeck to be hunting for the newest and best content
  • Attend editorial meetings and regularly contribute story ideas
  • Coordinate Producer and Writer schedules, approving hours worked and PTO
  • Conduct reviews of Producers and Writers in collaboration with the News Director
  • Work with other news managers on special coverage plans and be a leader in wall-to-wall breaking news coverage



  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism or Communications preferred
  • A minimum of 7 years professional experience in local TV news is required for this job as well as at least 3 years’ experience in a management role is preferred
  • Ability to work in a team environment and the ability to get along with others is essential