Full Time Job

Local News Executive Producer


Sacramento, CA 03-26-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
KCRA 3, the NBC affiliate in Sacramento and a Hearst Television station, is looking for an Executive Producer who can oversee our newscasts in a fast–paced news environment. We need someone who can construct a vision for newscasts and manage a team toward the vision. You will be a leader who can develop content that succeeds on all linear, digital, streaming and social platforms. You are a pro when it comes to making decisions under the daily pressure and have a solid background in news producing. The Executive Producer will recruit producers and work with the News Director to implement winning strategies for each newscast. You can handle Breaking News when it happens. When it doesn't, you'll oversee a compelling product that delivers interesting content to our viewers. Overseeing the product is only one facet of the job. You must also be a coach and a leader with the ability to make those you oversee better. You will report to the News Director.

• Oversight of the preparation of a rundown and scripts for the newscasts
• Research, pitch, and gather enterprise news stories
• Champion the use graphics and showcasing to enhance our presentation
• Manage, coach, and motivate producers, reporters, and video journalists
• Respond to breaking news with urgency
• Oversight of digital response to breaking news and social media engagement
• Write compelling news stories in active voice
• Booth newscasts or specials as needed
• Post stories and video on station website and on mobile
• Lead editorial meetings and pitch enterprise stories
• Perform administrative responsibilities including scheduling, performance reviews, training and providing important feedback
• Communicate with news staff, promotions, and production/engineering

• 6 to 12 years of producing and/or news leadership experience
• Must demonstrate experience in writing and be able to think visually
• Coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously
• Summarize information into easy-to-understand components
• Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements
• Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
• Related military experience will be considered
• Must be willing to work varied shifts and weekends as needed


The estimated base salary range for this role is between $82,000 and $100,000. The actual base pay offered is dependent upon many factors, such as transferable skills, work experience, business needs, market demands and conditions, including geographic location where the work will be performed, and other factors permitted by law. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.
• Medical | Dental | Vision
• 401(k) matching
• Emotional Wellness Support
• Paid Time Off
• Paid Parental Leave
• LGBTQ+ Health Services
• Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk09ek-3-230-143-213-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $82,000 to $100,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.