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Executive Newscast Producer

WRGB

Schenectady, NY 04-03-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WRGB/WCWN has an immediate opening for an Evening Executive Producer to oversee the development and training of producers and newsroom staff for the CBS6 evening and nightly newscasts. The ideal candidate must have the ability to produce newscasts and be someone who can lead and teach. Creativity, strong news judgment, superb writing skills and excellent showcasing and production skills are a must. You will work closely with producers and reporters on daily story selection and coverage. As a newsroom leader, the expectation is that the Executive Producer will lead by example.

Some additional responsibilities of our Executive Producer will include
• Oversee evening newscasts, including our flagship 7 p.m. to ensure we are serving our local communities through story-driven distinctive storytelling designed to alert, protect, and empower our audiences on multiple platforms
• Supervise producers and reporters, review scripts, and provide feedback to encourage powerful storytelling
• Integrate social media, polling, and real-time reporting into the evening newscasts
• Manage newsroom and handle breaking news situations to empower and grow our audiences
• Collaborate with news director and other station managers to create special segments
• Planning and overseeing continuity into upcoming newscasts
• Responsible for making sure the overall visual, pacing, and factual content of the newscasts are in line with the vision of the news director and the assistant news director.
• Responsible for making sure staff are able to get to the scene in the event of breaking news and will have the authority to cut in to regular programming if warranted.
• Oversee and approve shift time cards as well as staffing.
• Help guide the news staff and develop them.

What skills do you need to be successful in our role?
• Proven track record of creating compelling and engaging stories across multiple platforms
• Ability to preform well under pressure, experience managing breaking news and meeting strict deadlines
• Ability to identity problems and provide solutions
• A strong commitment to journalistic standards and ethics
• Extraordinary people skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivating
• Strong understanding of how to drive digital traffic
• Minimum of 2 years experience producing in a television news environment or equivalent
• A college degree in Journalism or a related field is preferred
• Strong writing skills and a proven track record for getting results on initiatives

The base salary compensation range for this role is $50,000 to $60,000. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidates' relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location. Full time positions are eligible for benefits that include participation in a retirement plan, life and disability insurance, health, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, sick leave, vacation time, personal time, parental leave and employee stock purchase plan.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

The base salary compensation range for this role is $55,000 to $65,000. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidates' relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location. Full time positions are eligible for benefits that include participation in a retirement plan, life and disability insurance, health, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, sick leave, vacation time, personal time, parental leave and employee stock purchase plan.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk0108-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000 Per Year ($ USD)