Special Projects/Nightside Executive Producer in Dayton, OH at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/20/2022

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Job Summary

The Special Projects/Nightside Executive Producer WHIO-TV in Dayton, OH is a creative, fun, and detail-oriented executive producer who manages our special projects team and oversees the nightside team. This executive producer wears many hats: generating a large quantity of high-quality newscasts for TV, online, and OTT platforms as well as organizing and producing much of our sweeps and investigative content. The perfect candidate will be a proactive self-starter, managing several ongoing projects with little supervision - while seeking to create new ones.  The position requires a high-level understanding of TV and digital strategy and tactics, including visual storytelling, graphics, teases, and promotional opportunities. As a newsroom leader, the expectation is that the Executive Producer will lead by example while working closely with producers and reporters on daily selection and coverage.   


  • Oversee 11p newscast to ensure we are aggressive on breaking news and are serving our local communities by sharing relevant information to alert, protect and empower our audiences 
  • Oversee special projects & investigative content 
  • Work with news managers to plan daily and long-term editorial coverage for newsroom        
  • Supervise and coach producers, as well as, review newscasts and reporter scripts providing feedback to encourage powerful showcasing and storytelling        
  • Work closely with news team and creative services on promotable story strategy and generating new content ideas       
  • Help with long-term planning for big events, political coverage, and station/community initiatives     
  • Work closely with WHIO’s creative team to execute high profile station initiatives and content for newscasts       
  • Support strategy and distribution plan for content on TV, OTT, and all digital platforms•       
  • Manage producer schedules and fill-in producers as needed  



What we look for


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience producing in a television news environment or equivalent 
  • College degree in Journalism or a related field is preferred 
  • Top 25 DMA News market experience preferred 
  • Must be an innovator with a proven track record of creating compelling and engaging stories across multiple platforms 
  • Ability to perform well under pressure, experience managing breaking news and meeting strict deadlines 
  • Must be a mentor and effective team leader 
  • Willing to give constructive feedback and coaching 
  • Ability to proactively identity problems and provide solutions 
  • A strong commitment to journalistic standards and ethics 
  • Must understand and be able to execute on evolving digital platforms 
  • Must be willing to work longer hours, on-call weekends, as needed 


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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