Nexstar Media Group

  • Executive Producer

    Requisition ID
    2018-3033
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-CT-New Haven
    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

    Details:

    WTNH – the ABC affiliate in the Hartford/New Haven, CT market – has an immediate opening for Executive Producer.    

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Local Job Description

     

    So, what are we looking for?

    • A leader. Someone who can guide the coverage on their shift. Make the important calls as to crews, resources and what gets on the air.
    • An innovator. We need someone has great ideas and who’ll adopt the mantra that today’s shows are going to be different than any shows we’ve aired before.
    • A motivator. Can you get the people working with you excited about today’s challenge?
    • As EP, you have to be the final filter to make sure our stories fit our focus and answer the questions our viewers need to have answered. Sometimes it means saying “no” to a story all the other stations are doing. A lot of times it means helping guide what content goes on-air, what goes online and what goes into the dumpster.

    Experience:

    * Excellent verbal, written, and analytical skills.

    * Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of viewer needs and expectations.

    * Financial management.

     

    Education/Experience:

    Bachelor's Degree in Communications, TV/film or the equivalent. At least 5 years’ experience in television or radio broadcast/production.

     

    Training/Equipment: Utilize state-of-the-art broadcast and digital technology.

     

    Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures and the demands of breaking news, which can happen at any time. Some travel may be required.

    The Executive Producer must be able to sit, conduct phone conversations, use email, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.

     

    Must be willing and able to work all shifts: overnights/early mornings, nightside, dayside, weekends, and holidays. 

     

    NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

     

    ********* EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED *********

     

    WTNH is an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity in our workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

     

    News 8 WTNH/WCTX values the contribution of all of its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), and more. We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background and DMV check

     

    To be considered for this position you must apply online via the Nexstar Media Group Career Portal: Please remember to attach your cover letter, resume and a link to your demo reel (if applicable).

    Nexstar Careers - First Time users must create an Account

    https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=12781-12791-New+Haven

    OR

    www.wtnh.com ABOUT US > JOBS > Search New Haven, CT

     

     

    Why work for us?

    News 8 Behind the Scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cD297vbpf0&t=25s 

     

    Basic Job Description

    • 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

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:


    The Executive Producer must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Executive Producer must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

     

     

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