Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Executive Producer in Atlanta, GA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/22/2021

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Job Summary

The Executive Producer 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.

Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

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 newscasts 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

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • A. Degree in Journalism, Communications, or other field of study preferred
  • 5 or more years of newsroom experience required
  • Large market experience preferred

REASONING ABILITY:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide range 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: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands and essential physical abilities include: a combination of physical work (standing, walking, lifting and carrying items such as laptop computers, pulling file drawers.
  • Sedentary demands include 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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