Executive Producer, Wls
ABC Owned TV StationsChicago, IL
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Full Time Job
WLS-TV in Chicago is looking for an Executive Producer to lead all aspects of local news creation and production. This EP will be one of two EPs responsible for content for our afternoon/early evening newscasts, and collaborate closely with our digital team to ensure the latest information is presented on all platforms. A successful candidate will have strong leadership skills, outstanding news judgment, excellent production skills and familiarity with digital and social media platforms. You should also be familiar with the Chicago news market and be able to guide, coach and mentor staff. We're looking for someone with a creative, team driven and competitive spirit.
What You Will Do
• Oversee editorial content for 4pm & 6pm linear newscasts as well as digital and social platforms. Responsibilities include story selection, story development, production and newsroom management.
• Work with senior news management to design and implement strategies to engage and build audiences across platforms.
• Collaborate with reporters to develop stories.
• Collaborate with and supervise newscast producers and newsroom staff.
• Conflict resolution and team engagement to address any issues that may arise in the newsroom.
• Minimum 5 years' experience in news production in a major TV market.
• Experience leading a team.
• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Must be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change.
• Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or related field.
• This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.
• Reporting Location – Chicago, IL