Executive Producer

WDIV/ClickOnDetroit, a Graham Media property, is searching for an Executive Producer, this creative, driven, and well-organized leader will work closely with the Assistant News Director, producers, and reporters to develop strong original content while balancing the demands of breaking news and weather in our newscasts. The right candidate will motivate and encourage new ideas and unique storytelling techniques. This newsroom leader must be someone who can develop multi-platform content that succeeds on air, on mobile and social media.

Key responsibilities also include the ability to manage, coach and motivate a team of producers, reporters, anchors, and photojournalists in achieving journalistic excellence and ratings/metric success. This manager must be an effective communicator and decision maker, especially under daily deadline pressure. Strong ethics, enterprising diverse content, and a desire to win are key. This manager will also work closely with the News Director and Assistant News Director on implementing winning strategies for the newscasts. The ideal candidate can handle Breaking News when it comes and, when it doesn’t, can still oversee a compelling product that delivers interesting and relevant 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 communications skills to make those you supervise better.

Responsibilities

  • Oversight of the preparation of rundown and scripts for the newscasts.
  • Coaching producers, reporters, and photojournalists.
  • Responding to breaking news
  • Writing compelling news stories in active voice.
  • Meeting deadlines.
  • News gathering.
  • Leading editorial meetings and pitching enterprise stories in editorial meetings.
  • Must perform administrative duties including performance reviews, training and providing critical feedback.
  • Communicating effectively with news staff, promotions, and production/engineering.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years producing experience.
  • Should have demonstrated experience in writing and be able to think visually

Education:

  • College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news or related field is preferred but not required

Qualified, interested parties should contact: Kim Voet @ Kimv@wdiv.com

Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.

GMG/WDIV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, GMG/WDIV will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.