Full Time Job

Executive News Producer

Gray Television

Sarasota, FL 03-15-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
About WWSB:

Live, work and play in a very unique media market that so many vacationers call a top destination. WWSB-TV is the ABC Television station serving Sarasota & Manatee Counties on the Suncoast of Southwest Florida. Beautiful, postcard worthy views are bountiful, and so are the opportunities to enjoy the Florida lifestyle. Yes, the beaches are minutes away. So are some of the top attractions in Tampa Bay, Orlando and South Florida. You're a quick ride from some of the most popular theme parks and cruise ports. While visitors come and go, our station and our newsroom are committed to serving the thousands upon thousands of people who call the Suncoast, home. You'll find a special emphasis on covering news with a hyperlocal focus, while embracing the best practices found in some of the region's top markets.

Job Summary/Description:

Lead, Grow and Inspire our team to strive for excellence while developing your skills as a first-time manager. WWSB-TV, the ABC Affiliate in Sarasota, is seeking its next Executive Producer. This is an opportunity for a confident & proficient producer to get on the management track, gaining vital experience to someday grow into an Assistant News Director or Managing Editor role.

This newsroom leader thrives on urgency, commits to a digital first newsroom philosophy, and shares our newsroom vision of aggressive showcasing, studio storytelling and growth through team partnership. It is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced producer ready to roll up his or her sleeves and take that next step into newsroom management!
Our Executive Producers spend their workdays focused on Quality Control, Show Wizardry and Content & Segment Planning. Our team is bolstered by top performers who are hungry for leadership, so there's no phoning it in. Our Executive Producers are considered ''Best Practices Producers''; they train new producers and produce newscasts from time to time. The Executive Producer helps the team commit to lead stories and see the possible with available resources. Expect to bring breaking news to life on all platforms, as ''happening now'' newscasts centered on unique, local content are valued in our newsroom.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but may not be limited to):
• Manage daypart team and grow weekday & weekend broadcasts
• Review news scripts for accuracy, legal issues and proper grammar/spelling
• Evaluate and elevate rundowns for maximum showcase opportunities using producer toolbox
• Develop and maintain plans for daily and future content generation
• Work with newscast and web producers to enhance storytelling techniques
• Train new producers and associate producers
• Ensure accuracy and urgency by leveraging ticker, lower thirds & fullscreens
• Maintain produce schedules and produce newscasts as necessary
• Oversee & Produce newscast replacement specials as needed
• Collaborate with other managers to evolve SOPs, plan, and create accountability for newsroom targets
• Attend station-sponsored events

• 2-3 years' experience line producing in a commercial television newsroom
• Reel should demonstrate a consistent understanding of showcase producing
• Collaborative, Empathetic, training-centered approach necessary
• Knowledge of ENPG, Edius, VizRT & Ross Overdrive.

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references (include demo reel)

WWSB-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmj6z3-3-239-6-58-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Gray Television

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.