Producer - WHIO TV in Dayton, OH at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 1/11/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

Are you a storyteller? An investigator? Are you driven by a need to find the truth? Producers report the original content that is the backbone of our news operations.  

WHIO-TV is in search of a Producer who consistently crafts in-depth, fast-paced, memorable newscasts. The successful candidate must be able to own breaking news inside newscasts and in extended coverage. In addition, successful candidates must have an understanding of coverage on all platforms and are expected to help generate enterprise story ideas. Collaboration with others is a must for this position, and candidates should be open to feedback and have a desire to grow in their role.  Candidates should have at least 2 years of producing experience.   


  • Communicates with reporters and content center to develop storytelling within broadcast  
  • Writes for broadcast including intros and tags creating cohesive storytelling  
  • Works with Executive Producer and Managing Editor to execute daily newscasts    
  • Ability to prioritize assignments    
  • Participates in daily editorial meetings  
  • Commands control in control room by communicating clear vision to production team, reporters and anchors  
  • Builds relationships with all team members proactively including anchors and meteorologists.  
  • Understands and executes station research  
  • Assists in the production of special projects and other content related to program and/or station  
  • Performs other duties as assigned  
  • Balance of strong journalist skills, ability to execute action plans and creative vision to support strong show delivery  
  • Ability to recognize stories with potential and develop them into compelling broadcast content  
  • Ability to scour social media for story ideas and make calls to confirm  
  • Excellent time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment  



What we look for


  • A minimum of 2 years professional experience in local TV news is preferred   
  • Prior news management experience is a plus  
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or University in Journalism or Communications preferred  
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions  
  • Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism  


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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