Producer, Executive

Location
Moosic, Pennsylvania
Salary
competitive
Posted
Feb 12, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Full Time

Overview

WNEP-TV, the ABC affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa. has an immediate opening for an Executive Producer. The EP oversees all elements of news programs as well as help inspire and manage a talented, passionate staff.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching strong storytelling at one of the most successful newsrooms in the country. The position requires strong editorial judgment, a strategic mindset and an aggressive approach to covering breaking news on digital and broadcast platforms. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of leadership and a propensity for taking on and executing big projects.

Responsibilities
  • Copy edits news stories by reporters and writers
  • Coaches and provide regular feedback for producers
  • Produces special news events, shows and coverage outside the daily newscasts
  • Assists with hiring newscast producers and associate producers
  • Assists News Director and Assistant News Director in managing the day-to-day news operation
  • Participate in daily planning meetings
  • Contributes story ideas for newscasts
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism preferred
  • 3-5 years minimum producing experience
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure and deadlines in a rapid, fast-paced environment
  • Must be well-versed in local, national and international news stories
  • Requires someone who can exercise discretion, best judgment, and has solid journalistic/ethical skills
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • We respectfully request no phone calls please.


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