POSITION: Morning News Executive Producer DATE: 7/26/10

DEPARTMENT: News

REPORTS TO: Assistant News Director

ROLE: Responsible for ensuring the creative execution and content focus of the morning newscast, 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:
  • All script approval including working with reporters on packages and live shot production
  • Review of all on-air graphics including lower-third cg's for spelling and appropriate format
  • Help determine story selection and stacking
  • Proactive in implementing creative showcasing ideas for the newscast, including special report treatment
  • Be ready and able to write and line produce as necessary
  • Determine crew and live truck assignments daily
  • Work with producers in being proactive on breaking news
  • Work with desk, crews & booking producer in making sure weekly segments are shot and edited
  • Work in conjunction with the Asst. News Director on special projects and event coordination
  • Suggest news stories daily and contribute ideas for sweeps
  • Represent station at social and community functions
  • Run daily story meeting
  • Interact with digital platforms; The Hartford Courant, including newspaper editors and reporters
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in communications or broadcast journalism or equivalent related experience
  • Ability to write clear, compelling broadcast copy
  • Five to eight years line-producing experience preferred
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and a keen attention to detail essential
  • Thorough working knowledge of newsroom computer systems and broadcast production equipment including the Pinnacle Deko system preferred
  • Ability to be a leader in the newsroom and motivate others under deadline pressure
  • 8-hour workday, 5 days a week; may be required to work additional hours or days/overnight shift required

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.

EOE M/F/V/D 7/26/10