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Senior Executive Producer

Senior Executive Producer

Job ID 
2016-44963
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Category 
News Writers/Producers
Posted Date 
9/18/2017

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Overview

JOB TITLE:                      SENIOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

DEPARTMENT:                NEWS

REPORTS TO:                  NEWS DIRECTOR

DATE:                              AUGUST 2017

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

Responsible for the overall supervision of daily news and sports programming by successfully executing a daily strategy that is in line with the vision and mission established by the News Director. This position will ensure consistent daily coverage on all platforms, oversee the execution of news/sports coverage and special assignments, and work closely with the management team to ensure competitive and compelling newscasts. This position will primarily oversee the early evening and late newscasts and news team and will also have a role in the success and development of all newscasts. The Senior Executive Producer will lead the way in planning and communicating major coverage for station priorities including major news, coverage around major sporting events, weather and special projects. This position will execute on strategic plans developed through research and ensure that daily coverage and promotion meet the brand while also working in concert with fellow managers to implement operational workflow and systems changes for the producing staff.

Responsibilities

This is a key management position that would be responsible for the following:

 

  • Develop and implement newscast brand tactics for newscasts working with research to develop and maintain audience focused content directives
  • Oversee editorial, production and promotion concepts of all the station’s newscasts, news programming and sports programming.
  • Gauge and track constantly shifting audiences to develop and implement viewing strategies in all shows including in show promotion tactics, block intention, editorial guides for each show
  • Conduct consistent show reviews with staff in coordination with the News Director
  • Manage and maintain all tease and news writing strategies, holding producers and writers accountable through Q13 News playbook and ongoing training
  • Hold quarterly writing seminars and content reviews to encourage and insure active writing style and proper showcasing of station initiatives in our daily scripting.
  • Deliver on strategic content plans and working in tandem with the entire management team on our strategic reach and frequency viewing initiatives
  • Guarantee the proper treatment and showcasing of the above elements in our daily newscasts
  • Assist in coordinating sports productions and content – working in tandem with the management team.
  • Partner with Digital to advance and enhance our news initiatives across all platforms
  • Responsible for hiring, performance management and mentoring/coaching of producers and writers
  • Foster a creative, positive and productive work environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Special Projects

 

  • Manage all major news projects – creating a single point person for editors, photographers, engineering and producers – includes all logistics, travel, and ensure that each special project stays within budget

  • Lead efforts to create comprehensive logistics notes for all major station projects

News Operations

 

  • New employee orientation – Handle new employee onboarding and planning/coordination for training

  • Approve time cards, manage OT to budget

  • Handle several administrative duties as assigned by the News Director

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Proven ability to build a cohesive, high-performing staff and work teams and to develop the skills and nurture growth of staff members.

  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized, and able to work with enthusiasm and effectiveness at all levels of the organization.

  • Impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment required.

 

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approximately 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 32% interest in CareerBuilder, LLC and a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com

 

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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