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Executive News Producer


Bryan, TX 11-28-2021
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Job Description
Executive News Producer - KBTX


About KBTX:

KBTX Media operates the CBS and CW affiliates in Bryan-College Station, Texas, serving an 18 county area known as the Brazos Valley. For more than 60 years, we've been the dominant choice for local news and entertainment. Our team produces six newscasts each weekday and three each weekend, totaling nearly 25 hours each week. KBTX is the current Texas AP Broadcasters/Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas Station of the Year, a recent Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Station of the Year and routinely recognized among the best in the state by organizations including the Associated Press and the Lone Star EMMY Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

KBTX has launched the careers of many well-known journalists, meteorologists and network executives, and takes pride in helping talent grow quickly into the nation's largest television markets. The work family of KBTX is made up of a group of dedicated, professional and passionate individuals who are the backbone of our daily mission.

Bryan-College Station, Texas is a community of more than 250,000 people and the largest single metro in the Waco-Temple-Bryan DMA. The twin cities have a unique small town feeling, but offers big city amenities, including a vibrant arts community, a city-wide, all-terrain trail system and world-class dining and nightlife. Bryan and College Station are routinely recognized as a leader in quality of life and as one of the fastest growing communities in the country.

The Brazos Valley is also home to Texas A&M University, the nation's largest university. Aggie home football games attract more than 100,000 in the stands, with tens of thousands more camped outside celebrating at tailgates during football weekends.

Learn more about KBTX at www.kbtx.com.

Job Summary/Description:

KBTX is looking for an innovative executive producer to join the award-winning Brazos Valley This Morning team.
This person will report to and work closely with the News Director in shaping and ensuring the execution of digital-first strategy, high impact story development and newscast sophistication. You must be an innovator who can see the big picture, but also a stickler for important details, writing with AP Style and producing error-free work.
We're looking for a producer who lives for urgent, impactful coverage of what's new, now and next, and excels in breaking news and weather situations.

The Executive Producer is willing to set new expectations, inspire excellence, and hold the team accountable. You will be a member of the news management team, working with other department managers on major station initiatives. You will also ensure our newsroom is adopting corporate resources and best practices, and that we are a leader within the company and our industry. You are committed to this vision of success. As the Brazos Valley's dominant #1 news station, you'll have the largest and latest resources to create a show that resonates with viewers. You're joining a team of exceptional journalists that are committed to our community and work to make it better, both on and off camera. As executive producer, you will oversee a team of journalists from varied backgrounds on a tight deadline, so strong planning and communication skills are a must. You must approach each assignment with a passion for great, human stories, enjoy and remain active on social media and constantly be competing for the day's top story. If you have a passion for journalism and a talent for storytelling, this is the job for you. Great writing and a willingness to learn will earn you this position.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
• Research, write and edit daily content for television and web platforms.
• Produce a high-quality, well-paced newscast that resonates with key demographics.
• Train, manage and provide regular feedback to the Brazos Valley This Morning, as well as the newsroom staff at large. You will coach and be a cheerleader inspiring the entire team to produce strong, engaging content.
• Ensure story selection and placement fits newsroom standards for vision and growth.
• Be the ''morning voice'' and point person ensuring our daily and long-term projects, including special event and breaking news coverage, are multi-dimensional. You will act with urgency and be responsible for setting our coverage tone for the day, while overseeing brand consistency across the daypart.
• Understand our DMA, key target audiences and where they live.


The ideal candidate will have experience producing compelling newscasts in a competitive market and will possess excellent writing skills, solid news judgment, knowledge of AP style and creativity using graphics and video. Experience with ENPS, BitCentral or Edius is a big plus.

Candidates should also exhibit a good work ethic, strong people skills, the ability to be a team player and must maintain a professional attitude at all times. This position requires availability to work weekends, and may require holiday work.

Passing a drug screening and motor vehicle records check are conditions of employment.

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gx3jk4-54-80-249-22-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.