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Executive Producer, WTKR

Job ID: 59599
Job Views: 162
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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Job Category: Television
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 09.15.2020

Job Description

WTKR/WGNT, the Scripps CBS/CW affliate in Norfolk, Virginia is searching for an aggressive Executive Producer to join our news team.  The Executive Producer must be a proven newsroom leader who knows how to win breaking news and weather coverage on all platforms, maintain a strong sense of urgency with our newscast production and newsroom culture, and knows how to balance serious journalism with lighter moments critical to the success of our newscasts.

This position has overall responsibility for newscasts or local programs, including oversight on story selection, content, and production, ensuring that the station is competitive within the market, and will involve training and mentoring other journalists while also collaborating with some of the most experienced television news personalities. We seek candidates who are enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment!

Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely enterprise news that's important to the local communities we serve.

Job Requirements

You Will:

  • Responsible for managing newscasts or local program content and showcasing across multiple platforms.

  • Oversee newscasts, including oversight on story selection, content, and production.

  • Collaborate with editors, producers and/or the assignment desk to select stories for coverage.

  • Oversee and edit the writing of content, including but not limited to teases and web headlines.

  • Develop and supervise effective workflow strategies and procedures for multiple programs.

  • Provide regular feedback on newscast with staff, both as a team and individually.

  • Supervise pre-production to ensure quality and ethical standards and coordination between control Room and design staff.

  • Book segments and guests.

  • Plan special event coverage.

  • Step in to write and produce as needed.

  • Rotate as weekend on-call manager with other newsroom managers.

  • Provide regular feedback on newscast with staff, both as a team and individually.

  • Coordinate schedules with News Director, Assistant News Director, and other news department managers.

  • Assist in recruiting and hiring


You Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or related field preferred.

  • 5 years previous new producing experience preferred.

  • Supervisory experience highly preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to track and select trending news stories.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws.

  • Ability to create tactics and strategies to increase demo performance in key target areas for multiple platforms.

  • Have working knowledge of federal, state and local laws impacting operations.



About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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