The Executive Producer will work with newsroom leadership to deliver newscasts that reflect the brand promise of DC News Now both on-air and and on our digital assets in the market. The successful candidate must have experience leading and sustaining continuous breaking news coverage, and is passionate about the weather.
The successful candidate knows how to recruit, hire and grow terrific producing talent. This is an opportunity to make a huge mark in the country's largest television broadcast group and get noticed in a top-10 news market. The Executive Producer should be an expert at showcasing the big story, producing-up the newscast and an excellent tease writer.
Strong interpersonal skills and a knack for coaching will make the successful candidate stand apart.
Washington, DC is the center of the nation's politics, but the market has so much more than that. Both inside and outside the beltway, residents can find an amazing food scene (DC boasts more than 20 restaurants receiving Michelin stars in 2021 alone), and a professional sports scene with basketball, baseball, football, hockey, and soccer. There are boundless National Parks, trails, and the region has distinguished itself by embracing alternative modes of transportation like e-bikes and e-scooters.
The Executive Producer supervises news content across all media platforms and is capable of line producing if needed.Responsible for evaluating stories; organizing them into a cohesive sequence within a newscast or digital content for the webResponsible for executing continuing coverage in breaking news situationsEnsures newscasts are highly produced, teases are strong, and content matches the newscast and station brand, adhering to research prioritiesDefine strategic direction for content coverage to meet business and financial objectivesManage the morning team, contribute to the editorial process and make solid decisions in breaking news situationsExecute strategies that engage and grow audiences across all media devicesProvide timely feedback for producers and associate producers and coach them to become future leadersAssist in identifying, recruiting and coaching high potential producers and future news managersProvide support for special projects and special programming outside of regularly scheduled newscasts
Requirements & Skills :Bachelor's Degree in Communications, TV/film or the equivalentAt least 5 years' experience in television or radio broadcast/productionMust be able to interact well with video journalists, anchors, videographers, news managers, production and engineering staffDetail orientedExcellent verbal, written, and analytical skillsStrong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of viewer needs and expectationsUtilize state-of-the-art television technology
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