Full Time Job

Executive Producer, News


West Monroe, LA 07-30-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Are you a seasoned producer ready for the next step into news management? The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of strong leadership; journalistic excellence and the ability to thrive in a very competitive environment.

The Executive Producer supervises news content across all media platforms and line produces at least one hour of a live newscast.
• Approve show content
• Ensure newscasts follow targeted newscast strategy
• Conceptualize and create new content areas for producers and MMJs
• Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control and brand compliance, and subsequently provide feedback to all news staff
• Assist with assigning stories
• Coach storytelling
• Coach writing/production value
• Primary point person in big breaking news events
• Responsible for evaluating stories; organizing them into a cohesive sequence within a newscast or digital content for the web
• Define strategic direction for content coverage to meet business and financial objectives
• Manage news room, contribute to the editorial process and make solid decisions in breaking news situations
• Execute strategies that engage and grow audiences across all media devices
• Responsible for successful marketing of projects and adherence to budget

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor's Degree in Communications, TV/film or the equivalent
• At least 5 years' experience in television or radio broadcast/production
• Must be able to interact well with video journalists, anchors, videographers, news managers, production and engineering staff
• Detail oriented
• Excellent verbal, written, and analytical skills
• Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of viewer needs and expectations
• Utilize state-of-the-art television technology
• Proven ability to lead and execute strong breaking news coverage
• Superior writing and copyediting skills
• A people-oriented manager
• Strong written and verbal communicator

Company Profile
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.