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Executive News Producer

Website 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.

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 WTOC:

WTOC is located in beautiful historic Savannah, GA, which was recently named the third-best city in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure. WTOC has been the market leader for 70 years. The station excels in creating effective commercials for our advertising clients. We also create promotional campaigns for our #1 News programs that inform and engage the viewer. WTOC 11 is the number one news source in beautiful historic Savannah, Georgia which was named the third-best city in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure. As Savannah’s first TV station, WTOC’s community roots run deep. The call letters stand for Welcome To Our City.

Job Summary/Description:

WTOC is looking for an executive producer who will lead our morning show crew to success daily, understanding that viewers are still turning on TVs each day to get what they need before walking out the door. For more than 70 years, WTOC has been THE news for coastal Georgia and South Carolina. This role is responsible for overseeing our weekday morning show (4:30-7a) and providing oversight of our weekend morning shows.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Work with show producers, directors, field crews, and digital producers for the best showcasing, live shots, and digital collaboration in the market.
  • Plan effectively to provide more content and elevate production values.
  • Write, and teach staff to write, in a captivating, relevant, and authentic manner.
  • Script approval under tight deadlines across all WTOC platforms.
  • Stay current on both local and national news events.
  • Assist with the hiring of employees.
  • Assist management team with planning of future projects, elections, and other special events.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Above all else, your qualifications would require curiosity about the world around you. An awareness of the world around you and strong news judgment are crucial.

  • Two to three years of producing experience.
  • BS/BA in Journalism/Communications or equivalent background/industry experience.
  • Flexibility with respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shifts.
  • Lead and inspire news teams to work together for a great newscast.
  • Aggressively react/respond to breaking news.
  • Demonstrated ability of good news judgment and journalistic integrity.
  • Ability to handle legal concerns pertaining to newscast content.
  • Teach staff to develop content through social media and independent sources.
  • Qualified candidates will have experience working closely with the digital team to create content on all platforms.
  • Must be strong at multi-tasking and attentive to the details but also possess solid people/management skills.
  • Must be creative, a great writer, and an enterprise beyond the news of the day.

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, please upload your resume, cover letter, and references

WTOC-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company

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, 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 before the first workday.

To apply for this job please visit gray.tv.

Listing Expires: October 3, 2024
Major(s): Journalism, News, Newspaper