The Executive Producer will lead a team of producers to deliver promotable, compelling, and well- written newscasts as well as online content. The EP will also regularly produce a primary newscast and write topical tease copy. He, she will work closely with the News Director and Assistant ND to develop and implement strategies to improve product and raise ratings while managing resources and containing overtime. In addition, the successful candidate will: · Exercise strong news judgment and review newscast rundowns with an eye toward promotable content, · Engage in creative content development following up on viewer submission of story ideas via Facebook, Twitter and other online sources, as well as official sources · Motivate staff and encourage "buy in" for station's news brand, news strategies and action plans, · Work with multi-media reporters/photographers to determine direction of stories and expectations. · Works closely with assignment desk on coverage, story selection, live coverage, assignment of reporters and crews. · Collaborate with producers on rundowns, story selection, formats, graphic elements, content and pace and flow of newscasts. · Supervise long term planning for sweeps and special events. · Other duties as assigned
Essential Job Functions:
45% - Oversee the creation, planning, production and daily delivery of live/pre-recorded and studio/field news for all day parts. Implements key strategies to improve product and ratings 30% - Write and produce a daily primary newscast
15% - Contribute to station's online and digital efforts
10% - Supervise special projects and coverage for sweeps and special events
KPTV FOX12 and KPDX 49 is a duopoly owned and operated by the Meredith Local Media Group. Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com) has been committed to service journalism for more than 115 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms - including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile, tablets and video - to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners. Meredith's Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching more than 10 percent of U.S. households. Meredith's portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation's Top 25 - including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland - and 14 in Top 60 markets. Meredith's stations produce approximately 700 hours of local news and entertainment content each week, and operate leading local digital destinations.