Executive Producer, KNBC

Posted: 12/28/2017

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


li> Responsible for the overall editorial content for the assigned news platforms produced by NBC4, but may be responsible for additional platforms including but not limited to broadcast, digital and web

  • Lead a team of Platform Managers and Content Producers in selecting the most compelling and relevant stories to create content for all assigned news broadcasts, and other platforms as assigned

  • Coordinate with the production, engineering, and IT teams to ensure smooth and seamless show productions as well as with the editorial team to ensure the most complete local news coverage

  • Collaborate with newsroom leadership, other NBC Owned Television stations and NBC News for special events planning as well as day-to-day coverage

  • Communicate with news management and assignment desk personnel to shape newscasts and determine the composition and flow of all assigned platforms

  • Responsible for scheduling editorial staff (platform managers and content producers) to ensure proper coverage

  • Participate in the performance appraisal process for assigned editorial staff in conjunction with the Assistant News Director and VP of News

  • Work with news leadership to ensure necessary training and coaching is provided for Platform Managers and Content Producers

  • Participate in the NBC4 recruitment efforts and facilitate the newsroom orientation of new employees when needed

  • Track market competitive trends, develops and implements show content and format changes, and articulate vision to employees

  • Track coverage related costs and ensuring fiscal responsibility in the news department



  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5 years experience working in news management or main show producing in a top 10 market.
  • Minimum 10 years of newsroom newsgathering and/or production experience in top 20 market
  • Minimum 10 years experience writing, producing and desktop editing
  • Experience approving scripts
  • Experience selecting, managing, developing and motivating a team of editorial news professionals
  • Proficiency in working with the latest newsroom technologies (both hardware and software)
  • Ability to help set and communicate newsroom policies

    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Solid news judgment, strong writing and research skills
  • Morning newscast experience preferred
  • Proven strong journalistic leadership, with the ability to assign, direct and supervise broadcast news coverage
  • Demonstrated ability lead a staff effectively, solve problems, prioritize decisions, and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a fast paced, breaking news, environment
  • Competitive success in delivering both ratings and rank success
  • Experience in Los Angeles market and familiarity with Southern California audience and communities
  • Ability to select, manage and develop strong editorial news professionals
  • Basic understanding and demonstration of editorial judgment and journalistic ethics in all platforms, including a current knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to drive process improvements
  • Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels
  • Understanding of emerging news production techniques and technology, with a pioneering spirit with desire learn emerging technologies and invent the future
  • Believes that teams are smarter and more dynamic together
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish). Fluent speaking/writing to a native speaker standard is a strong plus.

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