Nexstar Media Group

  • Executive Producer

    Requisition ID
    2018-2555
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-TN-Knoxville
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

     

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    The Job

    WATE 6 On Your Side, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee, is looking for a morning executive producer with the skills, instinct and talent to lead the market’s fastest-growing morning team using our “On Your Side” brand.  The perfect candidate must be innovative, a motivator and a multi-platform thinker (television and digital). They must also be passionate about winning breaking news and weather every day of the week. Oversee daily story selection and be a strong conversational writer and copy editor. The ideal candidate must also be able to think outside the box, plan and build big story coverage. Excellent people and organizational skills are also a must. Most of all, the successful candidate must have the instincts and drive to win. 

     

    The City

    Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee and Vol Nation. But there’s more to this "Scruffy City” than Saturdays in the fall. Knoxville offers great food, a bustling arts and music scene and a wide variety of outdoor activities. The city is also on Forbes’ list of Most Affordable Cities and U.S. News list of the Top 100 Places to Live. 

     

    Daily Responsibilities

    • Manage newsroom and field crews
    • Own breaking news and weather coverage
    • Understand and execute our “On Your Side” brand
    • Copy edit newscasts. Make them conversational
    • Develop and build strong producers
    • Set coverage expectations for the team
    • Build a multi-platform strategy for the team. Television and digital
    • Work well with internal and external partners to build content sharing opportunities
    • Build planning calendar for big story and promotable coverage
    • Schedule producers
    • Be a newsroom leader
    • Critique and review producers
    • Fill-in produce when needed

     

     

    What You Need to Have

    • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
    • Fluent in English. Knowledgeable of proper grammar and spelling
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Proficient with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners and other office equipment.
    • Able to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Flexible to work any shift.

     

    Physical Demands & Work Environment

    The Executive Producer must be able to sit, use newsroom software on a computer, conduct telephone conversations, use e-mail & social media for communication, write and copy edit scripts, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. 

                   

    Qualified applicants may apply online at www.nexstar.tv/careers

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Daily Responsibilities

    • Manage newsroom and field crews
    • Own breaking news and weather coverage
    • Understand and execute our “On Your Side” brand
    • Copy edit newscasts. Make them conversational
    • Develop and build strong producers
    • Set coverage expectations for the team
    • Build a multi-platform strategy for the team. Television and digital
    • Work well with internal and external partners to build content sharing opportunities
    • Build planning calendar for big story and promotable coverage
    • Schedule producers
    • Be a newsroom leader
    • Critique and review producers
    • Fill-in produce when needed

     

     

    What You Need to Have

    • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
    • Fluent in English. Knowledgeable of proper grammar and spelling
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Proficient with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners and other office equipment.
    • Able to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Flexible to work any shift.

     

    Physical Demands & Work Environment

    The Executive Producer must be able to sit, use newsroom software on a computer, conduct telephone conversations, use e-mail & social media for communication, write and copy edit scripts, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. 

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