FOX5 San Diego, Tribune Broadcasting is seeking an Executive Producer to oversee their top-rated daytime and afternoon newscasts. Successful candidate is a team leader, a good listener, versatile and have solid line producing background. Must also be nimble with technology. Successful candidate will have at least 5 years previous line producing or executive producing experience. Degree in broadcast journalism or equivalent related experience.
Manages staff to produce news content for top-rated daytime and afternoon newscasts. 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 efficiency of workflow. Leads editorial 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 and field crews informed of development/changes throughout the day. Edits rundowns, scripts and packages. Troubleshoots and solves problems. May fill in as line producer. Contributes ideas and oversees development of sweeps stories. Represents and enforces station policy in resolution of situations that may arise. Other duties as assigned.
At least 5 years as television news producer or executive producer. College degree in broadcast journalism or related field preferred. Must be creative, nimble with technology, have thorough knowledge of newsroom workflow and be versatile with producing news content for both broadcast and digital platforms. 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.