Full Time Job

Executive Producer, TV


Chicago, IL 05-29-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
WLS-TV in Chicago is looking for a morning Executive Producer (''EP'') to lead all aspects of local news creation and production. This EP will be responsible for content for our M- F morning daypart, overseeing morning linear and streaming newscasts and content on other digital 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 morning linear and streaming newscasts as well as other 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 anchors and reporters to develop stories.
• Collaborate with and supervise newscast producers and newsroom staff.
• Lead planning of morning coverage for big events and collaborate on development of special stories/segments for morning daypart.
• Conflict resolution and team engagement to address any issues that may arise in the newsroom.

Required Qualifications & Skills:
• 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.

Preferred Education:
• Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or related field.

Additional Information:
• 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

About Disney Entertainment Television:

Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the company's streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television's creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television's programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children's & family categories.

This position is with WLS Television, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment Television.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re6k47-3-230-173-188-42 in your application.