Executive News Producer

January 9, 2024 by Comments Off on Executive News Producer

Website Arizona's Family KTVK/KPHO

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER

About Gray Television:

Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About KTVK/KPHO:

Arizona’s Family (KTVK & KPHO) is a media powerhouse located in Phoenix, Arizona. The purpose of Arizona’s Family is to empower Arizonans to live their best lives. Home to CBS 5 and 3TV, Arizona’s Family produces more than 100+ hours of local news and programming every week. CBS 5 is Arizona’s Most Watched Television Station driven by the power of CBS programming and sports while 3TV is one of the strongest Independent television stations in the country with its highly rated morning show, Good Morning Arizona. And the reach of Arizona’s Family doesn’t stop with linear television, azfamily.com is the market’s top performer in local multi-platform uniques. It is also home to Arizona’s Family Originals, our in-house original content production team that is working on several long-form programs, documentaries, docuseries and original podcasts, including True Crime Arizona that has more than one million downloads to date.

Job Summary/Description:

The Executive Producer will lead a team of producers, reporters, photographers & anchors to deliver promotable, compelling, and well-written newscasts as well as online content. This person will work closely with the News Director, Assistant ND, Managing Editor & Digital Director to develop and implement strategies to improve product and raise ratings while managing resources and containing overtime. In addition, the successful candidate will:

·         Exercise strong news judgment and work closely with reporters & photographers daily to ensure they are pursuing impactful & balanced stories. The EP will also approve reporter scripts.

·         The EP will be aggressive on breaking news and is responsible for updating breaking stories in subsequent newscasts.

·         This person is a visionary who will consistently analyze the totality of the news block (multiple newscasts airing consecutively) to ensure story evolution, limit content repetition & identify promotable content.

·         The EP oversees the producer schedule for their assigned shift and will be part of the weekend on-call rotation.

·         Engage in creative content development following up on viewer submission of story ideas via Facebook, Twitter and other online sources, as well as official sources

·         Motivate staff and encourage “buy in” for station’s news brand, news stories.

Duties and responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

– Oversee the creation, planning, production and daily delivery of live/pre-recorded and studio/field news for a specific day part.

– Strategize and implements key strategies to improve product and ratings.
– Daily collaboration with digital team on online, digital and social opportunities.
– Collaborate with special projects and coverage for in-depth coverage and special events
– Provide consistent producer feedback through monthly newscast reviews.

Qualifications/Requirements:

– Education:    Bachelors in Journalism
– Experience:   2 years experience as Executive Producer or Senior Producer in television news

Interested applicants can, go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your cover letter, resume, and references

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday.

Arizona’s Family, KTVK/KPHO, 5555 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013

 

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