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Executive Producer


Omaha, NE 05-28-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Executive Producer - WOWT

About WOWT:

WOWT is a modern facility equipped with state of the art technology, and with our leading broadcast news we provide award winning local news coverage, dedicated community service, and effective marketing solutions for area businesses. Omaha is one of the most progressive cities in the Midwest with a strong market supported by several national industries. The Omaha area boasts an array of top attractions that can't be matched, from the World Famous Henry Doorly Zoo, to the NCAA Men's College World Series. Omaha is popular for our downtown which is home to a revitalized riverfront and the Historic Old Market.

Job Summary/Description:

The executive producer is responsible for the overall look and editorial content of all newscasts, which includes working with Media Control Center personnel responsible for putting those newscasts on the air. And this person is also responsible for producing special projects and special assignments from time to time and also to fill in to ''line'' produce newscasts in the absence of regular ''line'' producer. This person also assists in evaluation of news employees each year and assists the news director in reviewing, interviewing and hiring news department personnel.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
-- Overseeing daily production of all newscasts.
-- Participation in strategic news planning sessions with news consultant and researcher.
-- Overseeing implementation of new formats and special projects developed in strategic planning sessions.
-- Producing special programming outside of regularly scheduled newscasts.
-- Working with individual reporters and backpack journalists producing stories for newscasts.
-- Serving as fill-in line producer for newscasts during vacation periods or illness.
-- Posting news stories to our webchannel.

-- Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communication or related field.
-- Prior experience as a line producer
-- Prior news management experience
-- Strong writing and organization skills
-- People skills and verbal as well as written communication skills
-- A minimum of 5 years experience in television news.
-- Strong news background with the ability to make news judgments in pressure situations.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1omvy-3-236-50-173-42 in your application.

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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.