Executive Producer

Website KOCO-TV

KOCO-TV, the Hearst ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City, is looking for an Executive Producer who can oversee fast-paced newscasts in an even faster–paced news market.  We need a driven, organized leader who can articulate a vision for our shows and lead a team towards that vision. The right candidate will be a leader who can develop multi-platform content that succeeds on air, on mobile, and on social media.  Responsibilities include the ability to manage, coach, and motivate a team of producers, reporters, anchors, and photojournalists who are committed to excellence. The Executive Producer is responsible for the overall content of assigned newscasts, manages all aspects of breaking news and severe weather. The right candidate must be a pro when it comes to effective communication and decision making under daily deadline pressure. You must have proven ability in making decisions based on strong ethics, a solid producing background, and a desire to win. You must be able to research, pitch, and gather enterprise news stories, as well. The Executive Producer will work on recruiting producers. Will also work closely with the News Director to implement winning strategies for each newscast in line with our Live, Local, Late-Breaking brand. The ideal candidate can handle breaking news and severe weather, when they happen and when they don’t, can oversee a product that delivers timely, relevant and compelling content to our viewers. Overseeing the product is only one facet of the job. You must also be a coach and a leader with the communication skills to make those you supervise better.

Job Responsibilities:

Oversight of the preparation of a rundown and scripts for the newscast
Oversight of quarterly weather specials and other special projects as assigned by news director
Oversight of the use of all our graphics resources to enhance our presentation, particularly during severe weather and breaking news
Coaching producers, reporters, and photojournalists
Responding quickly, decisively and effectively to breaking news and severe weather
Meeting deadlines and holding producers and crews accountable for same
Boothing and producing newscasts and severe weather coverage when needed
Leading editorial meetings and pitching enterprise stories in editorial meetings
Must perform administrative duties including scheduling, performance reviews, training and providing critical feedback
Communicating effectively with news staff, promotions, and production/engineering

Qualifications Requirements:

Have a strong sense of audience desires
Possess outstanding communication skills
Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously
An ability to coach producers to summarize information into easy-to-understand components
Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements
Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news or related field or equivalent work experience

Minimum of three years producing experience
Should have demonstrated ability to produce visually compelling and informative newscasts and manage breaking news and severe weather

To apply for this job please visit hearst.referrals.selectminds.com.