Executive Producer - KIRO TV in Seattle, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/15/2022

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Job Summary

The Executive Producer at CMG KIRO will manage a team of TV and digital producers, writers, anchors, reporters, photographers, editors, and directors. The EP crafts the look of the shows, manages story count, flow and placement of every story. They set the coverage expectation and manage repetition. The EP manages breaking news and the speed and style in which we get it on the air. The person in this job must be a quick-moving innovator who can lead the team in a changing media environment. The EP assists in all aspects of leading and managing a team such as establishing schedules, goal setting, and employee relations. This person must be willing to work evenings and past midnight to follow important breaking news. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO: 

Newscast & Brand Management – 90%

  • Leads digital effort to engage viewers as they wake up and look at their phones first. 
  • Executes live-streaming strategy to encourage viewership on mobile and on other digital platforms. 
  • Works closely with talent on social posts to encourage viewership of the newscast. 
  • Innovate to match research as viewing behavior changes. 
  • Crafts newscast look by working with the Creative Services Department. 
  • Manages story count and placement. Must be intimate with the rundown. Manage story count vs. big story coverage. 
  • Copy edits stories in the newscast and ensures that they are on target with research objectives. 
  • Set the coverage expectation by holding meetings with producers and conducting newscast critiques. 
  • Manage repetition within newscasts and from newscast to newscast. 
  • Ensures the product stays on brand. Holds producers accountable on story selection and ensures anchors and meteorologists stay on target with delivery. 
  • Manages breaking news. Ensures that we are on the air quickly. Monitors the execution in the control room. Facilitates drills to ensure talent is up to speed. 
  • Holds writing seminars and trains new employees. 

Administrative – 10% 

  • The EP leads and manages a team of TV and digital producers, writers, anchors, reporters, photographers, editors, and directors. 
  • Assists in establishing schedules, goal setting, and employee relations. 

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING: 

  • B.A. Degree in Journalism, Communications, or other field of study preferred 
  • 5 or more years of newsroom experience required 
  • Large market experience preferred 
  • Must be a quick leading innovator who can lead a team in a changing media environment 
  • Must understand and be able to execute on evolving digital platforms 
  • Must be a good teacher and leader 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide range of working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects. 
  • Must be able to understand research and execute on the findings. 
  • Ability to work well with others and deal with employee issues appropriately. 

Physical Demands:

  • A combination of physical work (standing, walking, lifting and carrying items such as laptop computers, pulling file drawers. 
  • Document review and computer use, including ability to manipulate fingers to operate computer keyboard and mouse. 
  • Expected to work under deadline constraints and meet precise deadlines (including self-imposed deadlines). 
  • Routine interruptions and unforeseen assignments are to be expected. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

WHAT WE OFFER YOU: WHY YOU SHOULD WORK AT CMG

CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses include 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 54 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

CMG may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or during employment as a term and condition of employment unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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