Executive Producer in Jacksonville, FL at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 10/19/2021

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Job Summary

Cox Media Group – Jacksonville has an opening for Executive Producer.  This position will report to the News Director and have oversight of a team of producers, reporters, photographers and digital staff. 

The Executive Producer will be responsible for the oversight of relevant, well-paced memorable newscasts that have high production value.  The successful candidate will excel at owning breaking news and showcasing investigative/ enterprise content. 

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.

The Executive Producer will also ensure collaborative and effective news coverage and marketing across all platforms and use the station’s website, mobile apps and social media platforms to bring viewers to on-air newscasts.  The candidate must be creative and able to work with a research-based framework.


- Oversee newscasts, making sure they meet research goals and the mission of Action News Jax to be the go-to source for weather, breaking news and daily investigative journalism.

- Supervise producers, making sure newscasts are filled with valuable content that is clear and easy to understand

- Ensure producers execute meter and quarter hour tease strategies

- Ensure newscasts regularly showcase and execute process language

- Copy edit newscasts and approve reporter scripts with fundamental journalistic and legal understanding

- Maximize graphics and pre-production elements for newscasts

- Attend editorial meetings and contribute story ideas

- Coordinate producer schedules, approve hours worked and PTO

- Develop and critique producers and set coverage expectations

- Conduct reviews of producers in collaboration with Multi-Platform Manager and News Director

- Understand brand and manage newscasts so product is consistent with brand

- Communicate daily with News Director and news management

- Work with news managers to craft special coverage plans

- Be the leader in wall-to-wall breaking news coverage

- Understand and execute research plans

- Look for opportunities for digital team to send push alerts back to our air and understand the strategies associated with push alerts

- Consistently integrate references/ pushes to our digital and social media products



What we look for

Cox Media Group, Inc. (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to viewers in the communities in which it serves. The company's operations primarily include 65 radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets,33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. Additionally, the company also offers a full suite of national, regional, local and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, Cox Reps and Gamut.


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