WTIC/WCCT - TV POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Morning News Executive Producer

DATE: 6/14/2012

DEPARTMENT: News

REPORTS TO: News Director

ROLE: Responsible for ensuring the creative execution and content focus of the morning newscasts, working in the country's most innovative multi-platform newsroom. Helps implement, on a daily basis, the strategies developed by the News Director and Assistant News Director to improve the news product and to make the station No. 1 in news viewers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Supervise morning team including anchors, reporters, photographers, producers, production team, and assignment desk
  • Strong journalism background understanding what makes news and what our viewers find interesting
  • All script approval including working with reporters on packages and live shot production
  • Assign live reporters to key stories for news coverage
  • Understanding of ratings and demographics
  • Overall knowledge of libel laws and FCC compliance
  • Collaborate with promotions team
  • Work closely with digital team using all social media including Facebook, Twitter, Websites to enhance content
  • Support content with appropriate graphics and video
  • Perform performance evaluations on the morning team
  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities
  • Meet daily with booking producer and approve guest appearances
  • Produce special reports when needed
  • Supervise daily post-production meeting with entire morning team
  • Other duties as assigned


REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in communications or broadcast journalism or equivalent related experience
  • Minimum four years line-producing experience preferred
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and a keen attention to detail essential
  • Ability to be a leader in the newsroom and motivate others under deadline pressure
  • Work hours are largely overnight shift


REVENUE/BUDGETARY/STAFF RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Effective leader and able to motivate others


ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE: An organizational chart illustrating the reporting relationships of this position supplied upon request.

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TO APPLY, PLEASE FORWARD RESUME TO:
Human Resources, WTIC/WCCT-TV Television, 285 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06115 or E-mail to resumes@ctnow.com