FOX5/KSWBSan Diego, CA
Full Time Job
FOX5 San Diego, Tribune Broadcasting is seeking an Executive Producer to oversee their #1 morning newscast. Are you a team leader - a good listener and have the skills to use digital platforms to reach viewers. Successful candidate will have at least 5 years previous producing experience or executive producing experience. Degree in broadcast journalism or equivalent related experience.
The Executive Producer manages staff to produce a 5 ½ hour morning newscast. Oversees production of other news programming as assigned. Helps implement strategies developed by the news director to improve product and ratings. Has responsibility for decision making on digital/broadcast coverage, content and implementation of show direction, graphics and efficient working of program. Leads daily meetings where story and coverage ideas are discussed and assigned. Focuses staff on direction and content of stories or live segments in newscast. Works with reporters to determine direction of story and expectations. Works closely with assignment desk on coverage, story selection, live coverage, assignment of reporters and crews. Works with producers on rundowns, story selection, formats, graphics, content and pace and flow of newscast. Keeps producers informed of development/changes throughout the morning. Edits rundowns, scripts and packages. Troubleshoots and solves problems. Does whatever is needed to make morning newscasts work. Assists news director in staffing issues related to morning newscasts. Assists news director in critiquing broadcasts. May fill in as line producer. May produce broadcasts. Contributes ideas and oversees development of news series and sweeps stories. Represents and enforces station policy in resolution of situations that may arise within the morning newscasts. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Necessary: At least 5 years as television news producer or executive producer. College degree in broadcast journalism or related field preferred. Creative ability. Technical insight of broadcast news producing, digital platforms, editing, graphics, on-air performance. Must demonstrate excellent leadership and motivational skills. Must be well organized and an effective communicator, both oral and written. Must be able to manage a large staff under extreme pressure in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to direct the efforts of on-air reporters and anchors. Must be able to operate as a team member as well as a team leader. Must be able to take suggestions, participate in decision-making, and be flexible in recognizing various points of view. Must be willing to participate in projects sponsored by the station to enhance its image or help the community. Must be capable of interacting productively with other employees of the station.