Los Angeles, CA
KTLA is looking for a seasoned news veteran to oversee our ever expanding entertainment franchises. The ideal candidate will need to be knowledgeable and passionate for all aspects of popular culture. Must have connections across the entertainment industry including celebrities, publicists, and influencers. This position requires managing skills. Must be able to and have experience managing a growing team that includes talent and producers, works well with others beyond his/her team, and is highly creative and experienced in television, digital content and social media.
College degree or equivalent related experience preferred. Minimum of ten years of experience in media. We are looking for a dynamic leader with solid news judgment who can build an effective team and one who understands the value of breaking news and accuracy. The EP, Entertainment must recognize and showcase the BIG stories of the day and be able to work with the entire team to determine the direction of their stories and expectations. Must also handle BREAKING NEWS and keep anchors and producers informed of development/changes throughout the day. The EP also needs to have strong organizational skills and be able to perform and adjust under pressure. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are essential. Excellent copy-editing skills are also a must. Individual will be willing to participate in projects sponsored by the station to enhance its image or help the community. Must also be capable of interacting positively and productively with other employees all while understanding you are leading by example.
KTLA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.
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