Posted on 2013-08-19
By Tribune Broadcasting Indianapolis Tribune Broadcasting Indianapolis
WXIN-TV Fox59 Indianapolis seeks an Executive Producer to oversee one of fastest growing time period in the market – Fox59 News at 4p-7p. This position will help oversee a newsroom that produces 60 hours of live, local news each week, making it the 5th largest local news producer in the country. The focus of this position is to work with producers on creating the best content through showcasing and using the highest production value possible, while keeping the reporter emphasis on enterprising news stories. Ideal candidate must also be aggressive with breaking news and weather coverage.
Oversees the station`s 10pm newscast and helps oversee the station`s 4-7pm newscasts. Oversees all nightside staff. Contributes and approves web and social media content. Leads daily news meetings where stories are discussed and assigned to reporters. When stories are assigned, makes sure reporters know what is known, what is expected of them. (The focus of the story; where it might play in newscasts; possible production techniques to enhance the story.) Works closely with the assignment desk and other staff on story coverage throughout the day/night. Makes sure program producers are kept informed on developments, changes, etc., throughout the day. Assists producers in selecting stories for their broadcasts. Checks producer formats for pace, flow, graphics and content. Edits reporters` scripts. Assists news director in critiquing daily broadcasts. Has the ability to fill in and produce newscasts. Contributes ideas for news coverage and sweeps stories. Represents station and/or news director at social and community functions.
Successful candidate will have an ultra- competitive and winning attitude. Five years previous producing experience or 3 years executive producing experience preferred. Must have a strong understanding of how to get content on all platforms under tight deadlines, with an emphasis on web and social media.
HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume with cover letter for position desired, plus a non-returnable DVD with your latest newscast to: Human Resources, WXIN-TV, 6910 Network Place, Indianapolis, IN 46278. EOE.