Full Time Job

Executive News Producer


Birmingham, AL 07-18-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Executive News Producer - WBRC

About WBRC:

WBRC is the legacy, first-place station in Central Alabama. We produce award-winning news. We also have a dominant digital presence, using WBRC.com, the WBRC News app, the WBRC Weather app, and social media platforms to connect to a worldwide audience.

Job Summary/Description:

Are you a motivator and leader of people? Are you an experienced, passionate and enthusiastic producer? WBRC Fox6 News is seeking a dynamic Executive News Producer to be responsible for creative development of mostly non-hard news, original news programming. The candidate that holds the position of executive news producer must be editorially mature with a superior knowledge and understanding of both hard news and the audience, and be able to translate this into an energetic and dynamic program. He/she sets and communicates the creative vision, creates and enhances rundowns, proposes new program concepts and must be able to provide compelling storytelling. The candidate must be a strong leader in the newsroom and the control room; possess the ability to bond with anchors, reporters, producers, photographers and editors. He/she will foster a positive workplace environment and encourage collaboration. He/she must have demonstrated managerial and coaching skills, and the ability to lead and develop a team in support of the strategic plan. The Executive Producer must effectively and efficiently handle problem solving daily and must be able to attend daily editorial meetings.
*** Please note, the primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the duties listed above ***

- Minimum of five years' experience producing or other content roles at a local news station.
- Management experience is preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to work under deadline pressures and work in a rapid, fast-paced environment.
- Detail-oriented with strong editorial and production skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be flexible with working hours (nights, overnights, holidays) and adaptable to change.
- The ideal candidate must have superior judgment, knowledge of current and trending events.
- The successful candidate should be an extraordinary people manager who can coach and challenge the staff.
- This position requires a collaborative personality with an aptitude for working under pressure with diverse talent and staff in addition to managing on-air personalities.
- Knowledge of ENPS and Edius computer systems.

Qualified, interested applicants may 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-rzee7q-18-207-157-152-42 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.